Adding some clarity, the perception of knowing a partner "very well" at the time of marriage reduced the likelihood of divorce by 50 percent at any given time point as well.
Researchers also found that while 94% of women believe in true love, just 88% of men feel the same way.
''All of the disaster dates, mismatched relationships and awkward one night stands can leave many feeling like they are never going to meet their soul mate.
"But there's an annoying yet wonderful randomness about it.
"All those calamities, false starts and heartbreaks never knowing when or if or how "The One" is going to appear in your life.
"Once we've found someone to settle down with perhaps we're inclined to look only at the negative aspects of the dating journey.'' The study of 2,000 adults who say they have already met 'The One', found that women will also go on seven dates - as well as a further two blind dates and two dates with someone they met over the internet.