Study Says You're Likely To Find Your Spouse In These 10 Cities

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What's the coolest thing you've done on a first date? Have you gone on a romantic picnic? A hot air balloon ride? Skydiving? 

Well, according to, traveling is one of best ways to determine compatibility between a couple. is the first and only travel dating website that "match[es] members around the world who are seeking travel companions." To determine which of their destinations resulted in long-term relationships, they studied and gathered poll data from members who claimed to have stayed in long-term relationships with someone they met on the site.

Founder and CEO Brandon Wade says people have certain personality traits that aren't revealed during a simple dinner or movie date.

"Travel brings people out of their comfort zones allowing a genuine connection to form which can reveal compatibility sooner than usual," he said in a press release, via email.

Think about the stress that comes with preparations, how to keep your cool if something goes wrong, and how you react to your travel destination. How you plan this can be very telling about your personality, as well as how you and your significant other work together to have a great time. 

So, what's the most popular city for determining this compatibility?

According to the press release, "With gorgeous beaches and a relaxing ambiance, it's easy to see how sparks could fly while getting to know someone over a romantic weekend in Oranjestad, Aruba."

Check out the rest of the top 10 destinations (based on member exit polls):

  1. Oranjestad, Aruba: 1,840
  2. Las Vegas, USA: 1,437
  3. Bali, Indonesia: 1,231
  4. Miami, USA: 1,055
  5. Paris, France: 1045
  6. San Francisco, USA: 982
  7. Paradise Islands, Bahamas: 915
  8. Rome, Italy: 846
  9. Toronto, Canada: 815
  10. Cancun, Mexico: 793

What do you think? Would you try any of these places for your very first date?


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