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.
Old-fashioned matchmaking agencies such as Intro, Two’s Company, Top Match, Singlelista and the Cork-based Two Hearts Meet have all spotted the opportunity to provide introduction services to people who are either fed up or too busy to keep trying.
Rena Maycock (33) and her partner Feargal Harrington (29) from Kinsealy, Co Dublin, who were introduced by Feargal’s brother, set up Intro Matchmaking (intro.ie) in 2011 and have more than 1,000 members on their books.
It’s main advantage being that it’s absolutely free to use.
POF differs from some other well-known dating sites in that it allows prospective users to search for matches before setting up an account (essentially letting them ‘check out the talent’).
Online, the old reliable Plenty of Fish remains ever-popular in the Irish dating world.
You may not necessarily find the love of your life until you’re into your fifties or sixties, that’s wonderful, and worth waiting for.
There are many people who are unaware that a service like Two’s Company exists, and that with just a simple phone call they can take the first step to meeting a new life partner or companion.
Our best endorsement is the number of people who have come to us through personal recommendations from members who have found new relationships and happiness through our service.
We pride ourselves on our personal and unmatched dating service that you will not get with online dating agencies or dating sites.
Success comes to us at all different times in our lives and it’s the same with relationships.