If you thought the best-looking singles were in Paris then think again. In fact, Parisians were ranked only as the 20th best-looking single people in France, according to research by French dating website Elite Rencontre based on the opinions of almost 200,000 of its members.
The southern half of the country proved to be the real home of good looking singles, boasting first-placed Lyon, second-placed Nice, and Montpellier in third. The south also laid claim to three other top-ten cities – Aix-En Provence, Bordeaux and Toulouse (see map below).
Other notable lookers were from Lille, Metz, Strasbourg and Nantes.
So could it be that those from the sunnier side of France are just better looking? Perhaps not – southern towns Perpignan and Nimes were both in the bottom ten too.
And it was really bad news for anyone single in Limoges, in France's south west. Daters ranked them as the least attractive in the whole country, followed by Le Mans and Le Havre, both in the north west.