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Roses are red, violets are blue, Origin can help find love for you

In the wise words of Hugh Grant in Love Actually: 'If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.’ So that must be why a massive one in five of us now use dating sites.

One of our customers, Katie Elizabeth Price met her partner on Tinder. Katie lived in Barrow in Furness and got talking to Callum Jones who lived in Preston. They met in person in August 2016 after speaking for three weeks. They continued a long-distance relationship...70 miles in fact. Nine months later, they made the big decision to move in together in Upholland in Skelmersdale and their relationship is still going strong today…although Callum is in the army and has been posted 250 miles away, they still find ways to keep in touch using the internet until he comes back home.


If you’re reading this and wondering what Tinder is, where have you been? Here are some facts you probably don’t know…

  • Tinder has an estimated 50 million users since launching in September 2012
  • So far there has been 20 billion matches
  • 1.6 billion swipes
  • 26 million daily matches
  • 54% of users are single
  • 46% aren't!
  • Average time spent on Tinder per day is 35 minutes
  • 1.5 million dates happen around the world each week thanks to Tinder

If you feel like online dating might be for you, let Origin help. Here are the top apps to download on your connection… Tinder eharmony Plenty of Fish Happn

If you’re still not convinced online dating works, check the below statistics for yourself…

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