January 5, 2012: busiest day in online dating history

– 117% surge in new members predicted –

Windsor, UK, January 5th 2012: Thursday January 5th is predicted to be the busiest day in online dating history, with experts at Global Personals forecasting a 117% surge in new members as Brits recover from Christmas and look to fulfill New Year’s resolutions.

In 2010 the number of people signing up to online dating sites between Boxing Day and the first weekend in January increased by 30%. This year, with more people now using online dating sites as a way to meet new people, that number is expected to explode. Typically, activity peaks on the first Thursday of the New Year, ahead of the weekend. So now is the time to get online to find love, lust and much more.

Ross Williams, Founder and CEO, says: “We expect a surge in new members this January as more and more Brits head online to meet someone special in the New Year. With a diverse range of sites now available, tailored to people’s interests and characteristics, there is something out there for everyone.”

Ross continues, “Online dating has literally exploded over the past five years, to the point where almost everyone knows a couple that have met online. This year, as we tackle austerity, it is anticipated that even more people will turn to the web (where memberships typically cost less than £1 per day) to find someone special.”

About Global Personals:

Launched in 2003, Global Personals Ltd is the largest privately owned online dating company worldwide. Currently employing over 100 full time staff, the company owns and operates its own online dating sites including, and, whilst its B2B service,, offers a platform for brands and individuals to power their own dating sites that currently includes The Independent, Cosmopolitan, Bauer Media and Plenty More Fish as partners. provides the dating software, membership database, payment processing, customer support, hosting infrastructure and much more.

Global Personals has received a collection of accolades including fastest growing company in the South East, UK, in the 2011 and 2010 Deloitte Fast 50 and the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA, won Digital Business Of The Year 2010, highly ranked in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 (2010, 2011) and the European Media Momentum Top 50, 2011. has also won ‘Best Software Provider’ and ‘Best Affiliate Program’ at the 2011 industry awards, iDate.

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