Rather than trying to fix up their desperate single friend, they would far prefer to spend the night in with a bottle of wine, a pizza and Strictly Come Dancing.
So here I was, newly single and contemplating the only solution I could think of: getting to grips with the technological world of online dating.
It offers an easy-to-use site that is lean on features, but it has all the basics you’d expect on a dating site.
With a free profile, you can search for singles in your area.
More than 100 million visitors view the site every month and over 11 million users are registered, making Plenty Of Fish the largest free online dating site in the world.