The research, put together by the social networking site for those living abroad, InterNations found that Portugal was among the top ten countries to live in for those looking for satisfaction within their love lives.

Moving to another country is a big move for most but a new survey has shown that if you are looking for love and romantic satisfaction, then Portugal is one of the best places to relocate to in the world.

The research, put together by the social networking site for those living abroad, InterNations found that Portugal was among the top ten countries to live in for those looking for satisfaction within their love lives.

People from 195 different countries in the world were surveyed with 14,000 expats adding their input to the survey which ranked Ecuador as the country with the highest level of romantic satisfaction.

The top ten countries in the list heavily leaned towards Latin American and Asian countries with Portugal one of only two European destinations on the list and Malta being the only European country with a higher placement in the rankings.

Paris may be the most romantic city in the world but France did not even feature on the list which included results compiled using participants with an average age of 40.9 years old.

Portugal was found to be one of the countries in the survey that saw a considerably higher number of female participants submitting their answers to the survey, bucking the worldwide averages of 533 percent being female and 47 percent being male respondents and may indicate a higher percentage of female foreign residents in the country.

The results of the survey mirror general satisfaction results for those living in Portugal with the country being considered the third most welcoming country for foreign residents, while Portugal also sits in fifth position in both the Quality of Life Index and the Ease of Settling In Index.

No reasons have been put forward as to why foreign residents in Portugal seem to be so content with their love lives, however it has been suggested that the good weather, relaxed lifestyle and welcoming atmosphere may all be contributing factors.

The survey also noted that Portugal was not just a great option for those looking for love, it was also a positive place for those already in a relationship with the results showing that just over half of the foreign residents in the country are in committed relationships and 90 percent of these couples consider themselves to be satisfied with their love life.

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