When it comes to a holiday fling, most single people fantasise about a romantic liaison with Italians.
The finding is based on a poll of about 700 people who were questioned as to which nationality they would be attracted to if they were single.
Colin Shaddick, of Continental Research, who commissioned the study said that most single people would love to have a fling with an Italian, and if none were available then the British would be the second bet.
''Men and women said either Italians or British were the top nationalities they would most fancy a fling with,'' the Daily Record quoted him, as saying.
''But after that, their tastes were quite different.
''Irishmen have the gift of the gab when it comes to charming British women and the darker look of Spaniards, Greeks and Turks also appealed to women.
''Men were more likely to be drawn to Oriental women,'' he added.