More than half of Brits believe they’re ‘lucky in love’, according to research.
A study of 2,000 adults revealed 51 per cent think finding true love comes from plain good luck, while a tenth of single people put their current relationship status down to bad fortune.
However 61 per cent think you can boost your odds of being ‘lucky in love’ by being in the right place at the right time.
And 30 per cent think you can improve your chances of meeting ‘the one’ if you’re prepared to get knocked back a few times along the way.
Commissioned by TopRatedCasinos.co.uk, the research also identified 29 as the age the average Brit is luckiest in love.
A spokesman for TopRatedCasinos.co.uk said: “The phrase ‘lucky in love’ is a strange one as it asks questions about exactly what luck is.
“Is it just a matter of being in the right place at the right time, or can you improve your chances of being lucky through your actions?
“Putting yourself out there, joining a gym and making sure you’re an interesting, kind person are all ways to increase your chances of being lucky romantically.”
A further 45 per cent of UK adults believe self-confidence is the key to eventually being lucky in love.
One in five think dressing well can make all the difference and a third believe going out and meeting people with common interests also boosts your chances.
Almost three quarters of those polled believe there IS such a thing as ‘the one’ out there – someone they are destined to be with.
And 55 per cent believe they’re already met theirs – however 14 per cent are resigned to never finding that special someone.
On average, Brits meet ‘the one’ at the age of 28 and will typically date six people before finding the right person to settle down with.
However, only a little over half of the population would describe themselves as a ‘good catch’.
And 52 per cent find the world of dating to be intimidating.
Carried out through OnePoll, the research also identified the biggest obstacles to meeting someone when single.
Half think lack of confidence is the biggest barrier, a third think fear of rejection is a hindrance and 15 per cent think it’s often down to lack of free-time.
Around a fifth think not being able to meet people with similar interests is the problem, while 17 per cent think previous relationship break-ups effect your ability to find love.
On the plus, side most Brits – 59 per cent – agree there is someone out there for everyone.