According to studies by Antonio López Gay of the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, the number of singles in the city is on the rise: while 80 percent of people that leave the city to settle down elsewhere live with their partner, the same is true for only 50 percent of those coming to the city.So, for those singles with one eye out for a lasting relationship, it should be easier than ever to find a mate in the city.Ostensibly to make things easier for us, a multi-million-euro industry, offering a plethora of new technological tools, has sprung up to help us find our soulmate.Any stigma once attached to online dating is long gone as today's twenty-somethings grew up with technology at their fingertips.In fact, Spain is one of the best markets for Meetic, one of the top three dating sites in the country which, in just over 11 years, has amassed a huge nine million users.
Along with the outdoors lifestyle and buzzing nightlife, the changing makeup of the city's residents is also working in your favour.
Although you could strike lucky in the love stakes, it's worth remembering that many of the people you meet up with are definitely not looking for a soulmate.
King of the dating apps is the love-it or hate-it Tinder which allows you to search people in your local area using your profile data from Facebook.
It is free to create a profile and browse the site but certain services require a subscription.
Once you have paid your fee (from approximately 30 euros per month depending on your subscription type) you can, amongst other things, write to other members, have unlimited use of instant messaging, and see who has viewed your profile.
So, what's a single person to do once being single has lost its shine?