There’s a reason they’re single up North

Being sent to Coventry may not be such a bad thing after all – it’s supposedly the best place to live if you are single.
With the highest concentration of lone people, dating experts said the city offered the highest chance of finding a partner.
Hull, Sunderland, Hartlepool and Glasgow came next in the matchmaking league.

Northerners, you know. They’re Northerners.

And yes, Coventry is North of the Marylebone Road.

21 thoughts on “There’s a reason they’re single up North”

  1. But still, birds of a feather etc. More Neanderthal types in Coventry should be bumping uglies with other Neanderthal types.

    It sounds like utter bullshit to me. London had the fewest singles? Most people I know with kids left. Might I suggest that a dating company is trying to convince people elsewhere to sign up?

    Or alternatively, the data is really that places like Hull and Coventry are full of lonely old people, and if you have a GILF fetish, you might want to go there.

  2. London is full of single people, women at least. Same for New York, and Paris for that matter. The reasons they are single become very obvious with ten minutes of meeting them.

  3. London had the fewest singles?

    This translates to “Professional women in their 30s and 40s complain there aren’t many single men around who are interested in them”.

    As the saying goes: you can have smart, handsome, and single. Pick any two.

  4. @BiF – please desist from using ‘Neanderthal’ as a pejorative! They were amazing people with ultra-fab survival skills and dominated Europe and the present-day Middle East for millennia. True, they had big noses and lots of body-hair, including the ladies, but they were extremely strong and tough and, because there is evidence they hunted brown bears, courageous to boot. What they did lack was the sort of slimy networking skills seen in today’s politicians, which is one reason for their general demise; another is that certain Cro-Magnon yobboes, no doubt with the aid of beer-goggles, found carnal gratification among them. Neanderthal genes persist to this day in Caucasians and Asians and have been credited with, in part, explaining the ingenuity and work-ethic of those races.

    In a tight spot, you could rely on a Neanderthal. A Cro-Magnon, not so much 🙂

  5. Londoners shack up quickly because it’s cheaper to share the rent?

    Meanwhile, Hartlepool and Sunderland probably rank highly in single parenthood. A single mother living on a council estate with several kids by different fathers isn’t what most of us on here look for in a romantic partner. Although there are evidently men who do go for that.

  6. As far as I’m concerned The North starts between Kettering and Corby. This puts the line through Coventry I believe.

  7. As per the sign on the A1M coming out of London and the name of the 70s band, the North starts just after Hatfield as in “Hatfield and the North”

  8. I was born & brung up in Coventry.

    Its a great place to come from.

    Mind you, it’s a terrible place to go to.

  9. “Hull and Coventry are full of lonely old people, and if you have a GILF fetish, you might want to go there”: Mr Wayne Rooney lives near Manchester.

  10. @Soarer. From Kenilworth myself. We used to go there to shop, and there was a great pub (beer hall) which put on the Dud Clews Jazz Orchestra on Saturday nights.

    I never realised I have a Midland accent until I heard the good lady on Skype repeating my message. 🙂

  11. BiJ – towards the end of my childhood, we lived in Cannon Park, just off the arrow-straight Kenilworth Road. I walked past Jimmy Hill’s house to & from school.

    A friend of mine played in a Jazz band called 5 Way Adaptor in the area. Mind you this was 45 years ago. They had the wonderful Barbara Thompson guest once. A teenage highlight 🙂

  12. Jeebus Soarer. My paper round was up the Kenilworth Road, and I used to deliver Jimmy Hill’s Coventry Evening Telegraph! I’m famous.

  13. Bloody big hill (the paper round, not Jimmy) and long driveways, but a light bag. It suited me nicely.

  14. Bloke in North Dorset

    “This translates to “Professional women in their 30s and 40s complain there aren’t many single men around who are interested in them”.

    As the saying goes: you can have smart, handsome, and single. Pick any two.”

    I was listening to a recent a Spectator podcast recently and they were talking about the latest craze of women who haven’t found Mr Right marrying themselves, complete with full ceremony and guests. One woman even kissed a mirror.

    Modem narcissism taken to extremes.

  15. Bloke in North Dorset

    People who never Listened to/Watched Jam or have heard of Chris Morris.

    Honestly, with the web these days, how could you possibly not know that idea got mercilessly mocked before it even became fashionable for not-so-with-it ‘zany’ urban hipsters.

    I am as square as they come and even I know that idea is so unoriginal and boring.

  16. Bloke in North Dorset

    Rob,

    I live a very sheltered life out here in the sticks so that I can avoid hipster types and their zany lifestyles.

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