London. 13 February 2013. Londoners looking for love this Valentine’s Day should make their way straight to London Bridge, Bank or Oxford Circus, according to a new Lovemap that shows where the capital’s most active singles are: http://bit.ly/Ymabeg
· The top five London love spots are: London Bridge, Bank, Liverpool Street, Oxford Circus and St. Paul's
· There’s the least chance of finding love in All Saints, Mudchute, Rectory Road, South Bermondsey or Kilburn High Road
· The Lovemap can be easily accessed via mobiles – so singles can plan a night out on the go, based on where they’re most likely to find love
· Alternatively, Londoners looking for a last-minute Valentine can also get involved by tweeting hashtag #LondonLoveMap and their location
Powered by online dating site Lovestruck and mobile agency Fetch, the Lovemap shows where single Londoners have ‘winked’ at others from their smartphones (a form of online flirting) on Lovestruck since the beginning of the year.
Brett Harding, MD and co-founder of Lovestruck, commented: “Valentine’s Day isn’t just for loved-up couples – it’s a great opportunity for single Londoners to meet their perfect love match. Our Lovemap should help show them where to head to help their chances.”
James Connelly, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Fetch, commented: “We wanted to create something fun, insightful and relevant to mobile around Valentine’s day. What better than a location-based analysis of Love in London. With more and more singles turning to their mobiles to access dating services, this project has been a real eye-opener! Not only is it based on data generated by smartphone interactions; the Lovemap is also easy to view on people’s mobiles on the go. Let’s hope we can create some more urban couples with a Valentine’s Day anniversary!”
No actual location data has been released within the activity – instead data has been clustered around the London tube stations nearest to those ‘winking’.
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For further information contact Jess Morgan at Pumpkin on 020 7287 2007 or [email protected]
Notes to Editors:
About the Lovemap
The top 10 places to find love
in London are:
1. London Bridge
3. Liverpool Street
4. Oxford Circus
5. St. Paul's
6. Clapham South
9. Canary Wharf
The bottom 10 are:
1. All Saints
3. Rectory Road
4. South Bermondsey
5. Kilburn High Road
8. Essex Road
9. Elverson Road
10. Chalk Farm
Lovestruck (www.lovestruck.com) is a premium hyperlocal dating site, operating in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney. There are 270,000 registered users across the country, most of which are in London and the South East. Using the award-winning website, mobile web and mobile apps, members meet other busy singles who work, live or simply are close by for quick coffee, lunch and after-work dates (‘a chemistry test’ principle designed to reduce dud dates and save our members time, money and effort). The Lovestruck concept is an irresistible combination of quality, proximity and technology. Lovestruck has been a finalist for The National Business Awards 'Online Business of the Year' two years in a row.
Fetch (www.wearefetch.com/) is Europe’s most awarded and rapidly expanding mobile marketing agency. Managing mobile and tablet campaigns in over 50 countries, the agency works with leading brands to deliver best in-class strategy, creative, media planning/buying and tracking services. The agency has doubled in size since this time last year.
The agency’s clients include eBay, Hotels.com, Debenhams, Sony Music and William Hill. Multi-award winning Fetch’s recent awards include the Marketing Society’s award for best use of mobile marketing for Hotels.com, and being placed Second in the Startups UK Top 100 for 2012.