Londoners are withholding according to research which shows we say "I love you" just three times a month.

Firmly at the bottom of the list, Londoners are well behind those in the south west and Yorkshire and Humber, who both utter the phrase three times a day on average.

Londoners say they don't say "I love you" more often to their parents, partner, children or friends because "they already know".

Meanwhile those in the south west who tell their loved ones how much they care 95 times a month, on average say they "want them to feel loved".

The survey was carried out by Voucher Codes Pro as part of an ongoing study into relationships in Britain - 2,489 Brits aged over 18 were quizzed about their relationships.

The results revealed that just under a third of the country turn to their best friend when they need to talk, followed by 27% who choose their parents.

Londoners say 'I love you' just once every 10 days

Just one in five turn to their partners to talk about their troubles, with 29% saying they "didn't want to worry them over small things" and 28% saying "it was them that I needed to talk about".

In defence of ourselves, west London can be pretty romantic like this man's barbershop quartet proposal (see video above).

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