Along with your profile picture, it lets you introduce yourself briefly before getting to know someone a bit better.
When you do find someone you are interested in, subscribe to chat online and – congratulations – your dating adventure has begun!
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?
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Plenty of Fish – or POF – is one of the true big hitters among dating sites, claiming to have more dates, more visits and more relationships than any other dating site.
We are the Irish dating site for people looking for serious relationships. Unlike other sites, we manually screen every profile and photo before it goes live on the site.
All our members are single people in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland just like you, who are looking for a bit of craic and romance. We have strict rules – no married people, no sexual profiles.
With thousands of gorgeous single men and women registered with us from all over Ireland, we can offer you a fresh alternative in your search for love.
And, as part of the largest dating network in Europe, we have all the knowledge to make your dating experience a successful one.
Dating websites are by far the most popular way to find true love or to remind you why you’d prefer to stay free and single.
The market is becoming increasingly competitive as eligible bachelors and bachelorettes aim to separate the wheat from the chaff.
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.