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"We know singles in regional areas can feel limited in their dating options simply because they live in smaller communities," she said.
Randy Rockhamptonites have boosted central Queensland numbers on the site by 11%, compared with just 9% growth in Gladstone folk looking for love.
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"Online dating communities are a good way for people in somewhat isolated areas to expand their social circles, where there might otherwise be a tendency to see the same people every day," Flingfinder founder Adam Hannah said.
"The male/female ratio is 58/42." Gladstone's male population outstripped females by 3200 in the 2011 Census, but the number of temporary residents working on resource projects may skew that ratio higher.
RSVP's Date of the Nation Report surveyed 3500 people, and showed the average age of Gladstone members is 37.
"There is also a national trend toward dating online, as it has become an accepted way for people to meet rather than the fringe activity it was considered only 10 years ago." Average age of Gladstone men on the site is 33.5, and women, 30.8.
"The overall site average is around 40/40/20, so in Gladstone men skew a little higher than average," Mr Hannah said.