Hollingworth Lake Named Top Place To Date

Love is… only 20 minutes away from Rochdale Interchange

Hollingworth Lake
A view of Hollingworth Lake from the nature reserve – officially preferable to cocktails on a white sandy beach or swimming with dolphins. (Photo by Tim Green, Creative Commons Attribution License)

Hollingworth Lake near Rochdale has been identified as one of the best places to go on a date in the UK.  Forming part of the Great Date Guide, a new collection of top dating locations and activities created by relationship website eHarmony, the two-and-a-half mile walk around the lake is listed as “the perfect way to find out about more about one another.”

Sourced from recommendations from among thousands of eHarmony.co.uk couples, the trail was selected for its serene beauty and for the fact that couples can hire out rowing boats and explore the lake firsthand.

Hollingworth Lake sits alongside three other venues in the North West. These include Dunham Massey Hall and Gardens, the Lake District, and Heaton Park, Prestwich.

The Great Date Guide has been published alongside research that reveals how Brits prefer to keep things simple when it comes to dating. When asked about their ideal date, a long country walk trumped a posh dinner and ‘a pint and packet of crisps down the pub’ was favoured over swimming with dolphins*.

Romain Bertrand, Managing Director of eHarmony.co.uk, said: “Whether you’re introverted, extroverted, quiet, quirky or energetic, we understand that everyone is different and match you with someone based on your own set of unique characteristics.

We see the Great Date Guide as an extension of this – giving you a range of options similarly suited to a range of personalities. What’s more, they’ve all been tried and tested by our couples so you know they’re up to scratch.”

To download a copy of the Great Date Guide, or recommend a location or activity of your own visit: http://www.eharmony.co.uk/relationship-advice/the-great-date-guide.

* eHarmony commissioned Atomick Research to question 2,000 GB adults aged 18+ in August 2013 about attitudes towards dating and the make up of a perfect date. The top choices for a perfect date can be seen below:

  1. Long country walk;
  2. Cocktails on a white sandy beach;
  3. A private meal at a Michelin Starred restaurant;
  4. A midnight stroll;
  5. A pint and a packet of crisps in a nice local pub;
  6. A hot air balloon ride;
  7. A music gig or concert;
  8. Swimming with dolphins;
  9. A trip to a chocolate factory;
  10. The World Cup Final.

S.V., 17 February 2014.


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