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We'll do anything for love, but we won't do that...

Ever since Meatloaf sang that he'd do anything at all for love - expect for that, we've been trying to figure out exactly what that means. 

And now a survey by YouGov has revealed what the British nation will and won't do for love - and the results are illuminating.

Before we reveal the four big wonts of the UK population, it's essential that we point out that there's an awful lot that we will put up with for true, genuine, knock your socks off love.

We'll happily move to another location within the UK to be with our one true love. We'd even consider upping sticks and heading to sunnier climes on a permanent basis. And when it comes to things we'll give up for Lent and beyond - smoking and booze are the two things we recognise as far less important than pleasing our perfect partner—66% and 45% say they'd go smoke and alcohol free respectively if their loved one so wished.

So what wouldn't we do for love? Well while we'd be happy to ditch the ciggies and the wine, meat is just a step too far. More than six out of ten adults say that if they had to choose between the man or woman of their dreams and a juicy fillet, the steak would win every time.

Other things we wouldn't give up for romance include a job we love. More than 70% of adults say they wouldn't choose to ditch a friend their partner didn't get on with. But the biggest chunk by far (85%) say the biggest no-no would be religion. The vast majority would refuse to convert, even if it meant losing their love.


  • Move house (within the UK) - 73%
  • Quit smoking - 66%
  • Emigrate - 49%
  • Give up booze - 45%


  • Give up a job - 50% 
  •  Go vegetarian - 62% 
  • Ditch a friend - 71% 
  • Convert religion - 85%


Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.