Looking for love According to the people behind the Tube Map app, the solution to your dating woes is Underground
One in ten commuters spot someone they find attractive every single day
One in 100 have married the person they met below ground
19:09 GMT, 14 December 2012
If you've been looking for the perfect partner without success, the answer could be deeper than you realised. Deeper underground that is.
According to the makers of the Tube Map app, almost half of train travellers say they see someone that takes their fancy at least once a week.
The poll of regular travellers also found that a less picky one in ten commuters spotted someone they found attractive every single day.
Underground love: But where which line has your perfect partner travelling on it
Other studies have revealed that over half of all tube users have swapped numbers with a fellow passenger, while one in 100 have married the person they met below ground.
Not so long ago, a opportunity missed was
an opportunity lost when it came to Underground dating but with New
Yorker Erika Christensen forging a path forward, that is changing.
Calling herself the 'love conductor', Christensen launched a dating service called Train Spottings to enable clients to reconnect with people they met – or simply saw – while travelling on the tube.
Closer to home, Christensen's pioneering service is being replicated by a homegrown TV team, who are using the concept as an experiment in finding love on the train.
Actors Eddie Redmayne (left) and Michael Fassbender have both confessed to using the Tube
Presenter and comedian, Fletcher Cowan, waits outside stations until he finds a singleton before going on a journey with them to see whether he can make a chance meeting work.
'I go on a journey with them, and have only that journey to find someone they think is attractive,' he explained in an interview with the Evening Standard.
'The idea came from the fact that you so often go on the Tube and you see people you fancy but because you are on the Tube and because we are English, you don't really act on those instincts.
'The idea is to give people confidence.'
Not everyone is as confident as Fletcher however, and for wary singletons, there are dating sites available to help you find your perfect Tube train match, such as love-underground.co.uk, where you can reveal yourself to your travelling paramour via Facebook.
LOVE ON THE LINE: WHICH TUBE LINE HAS YOUR PERFECT MATCH ON BOARD
PICCADILLY: This is the line to head to for a fling. With the western end terminating at Heathrow airport, it's tourist central.
CIRCLE: Looking for a rich husband or wife This is where you'll find them, especially around Kensington and Sloane Square.
VICTORIA: North of Victoria, you may
as well give up as most of those coming from above are married commuters
heading in from St Pancras and the countryside. Below Victoria,
however, it's a different story with young hipsters dominating the
BAKERLOO: The brown line has been dubbed the 'Conde Nast Express', taking wealthier types who work in and around Oxford Circus back to Queen's Park and Kensal Green. Expect media types galore.
CENTRAL: Along with the Northern Line, the Central is the place to find the best looking guys and girls in London. Job-wise, they're either sharp-suited traders heading towards the City or green-tea swilling BBC journalists.
NORTHERN: It might be known as the
'Misery Line' but the Northern Line has more than its fair share of
hotties. At the top, it's a happy hunting ground for Jewish mothers in
search of the perfect son or daughter in law, while below Kennington,
there's good-looking young professionals galore.
JUBILEE: Popular with financial types,
the Jubilee attracts Whitehall mandarins in the middle and investment
bankers in the east.
DISTRICT: The District line is one of extremes. At the eastern end, you'll find hordes of students and wannabe musicians. At the other, it's all about Barbour jacketed pseudo countrymen and women.
DLR: Despite passing the banker hotspots of Canary Wharf, the DLR is a muscle magnet – packed with sailors and rowers heading to the river.
METROPOLITAN: This line is, according to the poll, where you're most likely to find commitment phobes. Then again, with the line stretching out as far as Watford, you probably won't see them anyway.
WATERLOO AND CITY: As the name suggests, this is the line to take if you want to bag a banker.