The average person falls in love only 4 times over their lifetime according to new research. The average age to settle down is 27, and a lucky 33% do so with their first love. However, more than 4 in 10 peeps admit settling for “2nd best”, with 61% regretting letting the love of their life go. Awwww!!
8 out of 10 fall head over heels for at least 1 person during their 20s, 4 out of 10 in their 30s and 3 in 10 after reaching 40. Researchers also revealed 41% have fallen in love with someone they shouldn’t have, with almost half admitting this has happened more than once. Almost 1 in 20 have even fallen in love with five or more people they shouldn’t have, with a colleague most likely to be the target of their affection.
A best friend, stranger and even a friend’s parent were also featured on the list. But 77% of people believe you can’t help who you fall in love with. A third of people also think it is possible to be in love with more than one person at once, according to the survey of 2,000 adults. While one-third have tried to get back together with a past love at some point, only one in three of those ended up back in their ex’s arms.