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Men and women both face get cheated on once in their quest to find 'The One' - but the average adult will also be the cheater on at least one occasion in their dating lifetime.
Most will also go through one long distance relationship before finally settling down.
It was love at first sight for Nadine who was making her way inside the fast food chain as Stephen was leaving.
Both parties did a double take, instantly smitten, and Stephen bought the pair breakfast.
"I prefer to communicate through text and Steve likes to communicate in person or over the phone.
"All those calamities, false starts and heartbreaks never knowing when or if or how "The One" is going to appear in your life.
In comparison, men face being stood up twice and having six one night stands before they meet their ideal partner.
The stats emerged in a study commissioned to mark the paperback release of The Rosie Project - a tale of one man's quest to find his perfect wife.
Nadine said: “We don't have Kate full time so the days we do have her, spending time together on the boat or with family are probably the happiest.
[sic] Other times the pair love trying new restaurants, keeping fit, travelling and taking pictures.