The dating site generally sees a 25 to 30 per cent boost in traffic between Christmas and 14 February, and their survey even went as far as to pick 8.57pm on 5 Jan as the most likely time to find love online.
So what are the options for Irish people looking to find someone to love, date, or even just to distract them from the fact that it’s still winter?
Would be more inclined to join a paid site rather than a free (potential wasters and messers) site like plenty of fish? You can get to know somebody properly before you even meet them.
CREATING YOUR DATING PROFILEYour online profile gives you the chance to talk a bit about yourself and give other Match members an idea of your personality and interests.
Along with your profile picture, it lets you introduce yourself briefly before getting to know someone a bit better.
By the end of the night, several worse-for-wear men had wandered in our direction and attempted – some more ably than others – to strike up a conversation.
Apart from feeling bad for them being socially impelled to take the initiative (with the exception of the rude ones who wouldn’t take no for an answer), I was struck by the arbitrariness of it all. You interact with the people who happen to be there, in the hope that one of them might be the sort of person you’d want to get to know better.
singles dating sites is a great place to find Irish singles.