A new study claims that the average woman will kiss 22 men, have four long-term relationships and get her heart broken five times before meeting "the one".
The path to true love will also see her endure six bad dates, have six one-night stands and be cheated on four times before finding her perfect match, reports the Daily Express.
The average man will make slightly more of his single days, kissing 23 girls and having 10 one-night stands before getting round to settling down. But he will also have his heart broken six times, according to the survey of 2,000 people.
Spokesman Dean Adams said: "We all know how hard it can be to find the right one but seeing it added up like this makes for terrifying reading."
The survey found that the average woman would have her first boyfriend at 15, and date nine men before settling down. She will be dumped four times and will break up with someone five times.
But when they find their perfect match, women know within the first four weeks.