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Can a blind date really lead to finding "the one"? A new study says yes, revealing that one in four newlyweds met their future spouse through a setup and that the popular dating method might just be the most successful when it comes to finding a long-lasting relationship.
The latest study from vouchercloud.net surveyed 2,511 adults who had all been married in the last 12 months. It turned out that 26% of those couples had met on a blind date, while 17% had met at work, 11% at the gym, 10% during a night out, and 9% in a coffee shop.
The survey also makes it clear that shelving out a ton of cash is not essential for a successful relationship: 42% of the married couples polled spent less than $50 on their first date. Many people might assume $50 isn't enough to impress someone they're interested in pursuing romantically, but it's evident that making a great first impression on your future husband or wife is more about your connection than dining at the most expensive restaurants.
So if you're still waiting to find Mr. Right, perhaps you just need to relax and take a chance. Who knows? That guy your best friend keeps talking about might just turn out to be the one — at least according to this study.
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