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Is this the best day to find love?

2 January 2014 Last updated at 06:43 GMT

The first few days of January are peak season for dating companies - 2 January, 2013, was one of the busiest days ever for new members to sign up to online dating sites.

With one in five relationships in the UK now starting online, dating websites and singles events now generate over £3.6bn a year to the economy.

Sophie van Brugen has been finding out more.