Women are struggling with the harsh realities of modern dating, says research

The abundance of dating apps, the pressures of social media, and a major shift in dating culture are just some of the reasons that have been cited

WITH THE recent arrival of Valentine’s Day, couples across the country have been celebrating their relationships as 63 per cent of women claim that they are currently in love.

However, despite the declarations of love on social media and the spate of engagements that take place every year across the country, there are millions of women across the UK who are struggling with the harsh realities of modern dating.

New research from professional biography-writing service StoryTerrace shows that over half (56%) of women in the UK believe in ‘The One’, but women everywhere are becoming disillusioned with the prospect of modern dating and relationships.

The abundance of dating apps, the pressures of social media, and a major shift in dating culture are just some of the reasons that have been cited as obstacles for people in the UK looking to establish healthy and committed relationships – it may not come as a surprise, then, that the week following Valentine’s Day sees more couples break up than any other week of the year.

Not only this, but the variety and accessibility of potential partners offered by dating apps has also been named as one of the key catalysts for break-ups.


Over 7 million people across the UK are signed up to dating apps, but StoryTerrace’s research suggests that 3 in 4 women (75%) using dating apps have never found love or a meaningful connection through them. 

In an effort to understand further the sentiments of women towards dating and relationships in our society, StoryTerrace have carried out brand new, nationally representative research, to dive deeper into female attitudes to love and relationships in the present day.

Now, StoryTerrace’s research unveils the harsh reality of modern love as experienced by women across the UK:

Key Stats:

56% of women believe in ‘The One’, BUT:

  • 3 out of 4 women (75%) active on dating apps have never found true love or a connection through them
  • 23% of women feel that they let their one true love go
  • Almost 1 in 5 women (19%) are jealous of their parents’ generation and their relationships
  • Nearly half (49%) of women say they have been in love without acting on it
  • Nearly half (49%) of women believe that their parents’ generation was the last to have true love stories
  • Almost 1 in 10 (8%) women have never been in love

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