Recession-hit Brits turn to net for love

May 14th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI  

London, May 14 (ANI): Lovesick Britons looking for low-cost ways to find potential partners have turned to the Internet.

According to analysts Mintel, more than 40 percent of singletons have signed up to an online dating agency or are thinking of doing so - hoping they’ll click with that special someone.

They also believe that by 2014 Britons will spend a massive 150million pounds on internet dating services, reports The Daily Express.

Senior leisure analyst Matt King said: “Many sites are reporting more users than ever.

“During a recession people spend more time at home rather than spending money going to bars and restaurants - and going online is seen as an effective way to meet new people.”

King added: “As the recession bites, free internet dating is likely to increase its appeal across the board.” (ANI)

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