IRISH expats are the least likely of all nationalities to be in a relationship with a fellow countryman or woman, a new survey has found.
In a global ranking by the Expat Insider 2015, only 17per cent of expats from Ireland who are currently in a relationship are with someone from their home country.
On the other hand, nine out of ten expats from India (89per cent) are in a relationship with another Indian person.
As a nation, Ireland was a favourite amongst migrants in the survey, and was ranked the fourth 'most welcoming' country.
Expats voted on which country had the friendliest attitude towards foreign residents, and Myanmar (formerly Burma) secured the top spot on the list, with Mexico and Portugal in second and third respectively.
The survey also listed the top overall expat destinations, with Ireland ranking 40th, nine places behind Britain.
Ecuador was voted the number one global destination for expats, with Mexico and Malta completing the top three places.
The standings took into account factors including quality of life, ease of settling in, working abroad, family life and personal finance.
More than 14,000 people from 170 countries who moved abroad participated in the study.