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Where is it easier to find love in Malaysia – online or offline?

PicodiFebruary 9, 2023 analysts checked the statistics of searches related to finding a significant other online and created a ranking of the most online states.

Our queries list consisted of the most popular dating apps and general phrases, such as “dating website”. To make the comparison fair, we juxtaposed the number of queries with the latest DOSM data on the population in individual states.

Where in Malaysia is it easier to find love online?

After looking closely at the data of the most popular search engine in Malaysia, we found out that citizens of FT Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Selangor are most likely to find their significant other online. Internet users visit dating websites in those provinces more frequently than the country average.

On the other hand, citizens of Terengganu, Sabah and Kelantan look for love online the least. In those states, finding a significant other offline – in the street, at work or at social parties – is most likely more prevalent.

This is what the ranking of all states looks like:

Most online states in Malaysia

  1. FT Kuala Lumpur
  2. Putrajaya
  3. Selangor
  4. Penang
  5. Labuan Federal Territory
  6. Negeri Sembilan
  7. Malacca
  8. Johor
  9. Perak
  10. Sarawak
  11. Perlis
  12. Pahang
  13. Kedah
  14. Terengganu
  15. Sabah
  16. Kelantan

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The research was based on a comparison of the number of queries and keywords during the period of 2019–2022 based on Google’s archived data (through the Keyword Planner tool).



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