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The average person takes three months to deactivate their online dating profiles too, with men being more likely to do so than women - 28 per cent of men deactivate their accounts three weeks into dating someone, versus 17 per cent of women.
29 per cent of new couples will share a photo featuring their partner after four months together.
How people arrive at this position differs quite considerably from case to case.
Many begin as one night stands, which lead later down the line to a phone call and another one night stand, and another and so on.