) Come January, ads for the some of the biggest global dating service brands gradually replace those Guinness ‘White Christmas’ TV spots, while the same companies bombard news outlets with press releases aimed at steering casual daters onto the internet.
One such story from this year pinpointed 5 January as the most popular day of the year for internet dating.
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people who are single look to start afresh after a month of socialising and family get-togethers in December (who has time to find a soul-mate when there’s office Kris Kringle presents to buy?
Yet, despite the numbers, past a certain age it does become difficult to meet new singles, especially if you are part of a mostly-married group of friends.
Consequentially, more older people than ever before are turning to advanced matchmaking websites such as Elite Singles to find a relationship with genuine compatibility.
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?
We who are young at heart, but not in years, want another go at it.” Of course it's one thing to know that online dating is a valuable tool - but actually using it is quite another!
For those whose previous romantic experience has taught them what they do and don’t want from love, this a great fit - and it available here, with Elite Singles.
Another perk of older dating is that there's no longer pressure to reach milestones like marriage and babies.
Indeed, many mature singles have already had this experience and so are looking for something new.
Psychiatrist Sharon Romm reveals “not everyone wants another marriage.
Lisa says ''now that online dating is so accepted, it is the standard way to really meet people.