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?) 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.“People come to us because privacy and confidentiality might be of major importance for them.
“It seems people wake up after the hangover and burst out of the gates — so we’ve a lot of events planned for the next few weeks.
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?
Is everyone going online, or are more traditional forums the best option?
For some, the prospect of filtering through dating profiles can seem just a touch too impersonal, while others simply cringe at the prospect of having to encapsulate all aspects of their personality in three paragraphs and 12 eye-catching keywords.
(More than half of all Irish POF users seem to begin their profile with the phrase ‘Don’t really know what to write here…’ while almost all seem to run out of hobbies once they’ve worked through the list of ‘socialising, music, cinema…’).