For decades, Malta has been as popular tourist and emigration destination as any of the Spanish Costas, Balearic or Canary Islands.A tiny island where Northern Europeans have always been warmly welcomed, Malta offers an altogether different charm, an interesting culture and an insight into a society that in many ways is still 'catching up'.Arrive at Luqa airport and which direction do you turn to meet genuine singles or possible new friends?
Of course, this takes away some of the mystery of the process. With such a small pool of young, single people on the island, there's also a decent chance that you'll actually come across your current crush.
Some apps show you if you and your potential match have any Facebook friends in common, which in Malta is the norm, not the exception.
So it's easy to Facebook-stalk them, even if you only have a photo and a first name.
Malta, like most of the western world, has seen a rise in online dating over the past few years.
For the millennials who grew up with social media, it's a natural extension of their screen-staring social life, whereas for older singletons it's just done in hope that it will be a quicker, easier and healthier alternative to dragging themselves around Gianpula on weekends, hoping that if they get tipsy enough and wear their tightest outfit, magic will happen.