Don’t leave it all to fate

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Opening the front door to George Clooney or bumping into Jude Law as you board the bus may sound unlikely, but a study into a sample of our dating habits reveals just how much we leave meeting Mr Right to sheer chance.

Some 44 per cent of single people in the region believe that finding love is entirely down to fate.

The eHarmony Date Expectations survey asked 2,000 single people to reveal their expectations when dating. It discovered 43 per cent of women and 34 per cent of men trusted in destiny alone to lead them to ‘The One.’

Dr Gian Gonzaga of relationship service eHarmony.co.uk says: “When it comes to some of life’s most important decisions like buying a car or choosing your university or college, we wouldn’t dream of leaving it to fate.

“It’s comforting to think that our life is in the hands of some higher power but this is holding back many singles from trying to find a relationship.”

The outcome is that three-quarters of single people do not go on a single date in an average month.

Says Dr Gonzaga: “If you’re single and want to date we encourage you to take control and get pro-active”

Alexa still a style leader

Former Arctic Monkeys girlfriend Alexa Chung is a style leader... again

The TV presenter, who dated Sheffielder Alex Turner until their split this summer, has just won the British Style Award for the second year running at the British Fashion Awards.

She beat Daisy Lowe, Florence Welch, Stella McCartney and Tilda Swinton to win.

Alexa said: “I think this is the only one that the public vote for so it’s an honour.”