Huge spike in online dating after Christmas as holiday spirit encourages thousands to cure their loneliness

Huge spike in online dating after Christmas as holiday spirit encourages thousands to cure their lonelinessOnline dating sites are reporting 350 per cent more traffic post Christmas Match.com expects three million email messages to be sent this week One in five UK relationships now begins online | UPDATED: 20:32 GMT, 30 December 2012 Looking for love: Millions of singletons will be looking for their perfect date online this week with dating websites reporting a surge in users in the period between Christmas and the beginning of January It may be the annual onslaught of loved ones questioning your single status over Christmas dinner or the pressure to find that special someone to kiss at midnight on New Year's Eve. But it seems that the post Christmas slump is the time to find romance online with the period between Boxing Day and the turn of the year the busiest stretch for online dating sites.