The dating site generally sees a 25 to 30 per cent boost in traffic between Christmas and 14 February, and their survey even went as far as to pick 8.57pm on 5 Jan as the most likely time to find love online.
So what are the options for Irish people looking to find someone to love, date, or even just to distract them from the fact that it’s still winter?
Is everyone going online, or are more traditional forums the best option?
The tactic has paid off over the years — the site has a huge number of Irish users (a random search for 29-year-old women within ten miles of Wexford throws up 152 accounts, for instance — not entirely scientific, but it certainly indicates the popularity of the service).
Several single people who spoke to for this piece said they had also turned to another free site recently — Ok Cupid, citing a more up-to-date design as one of the main reasons.
And if you’re short of time or have become frustrated by other free over 50s dating sites, e Harmony won’t make you spend hours scrolling through profiles of potential partners.
Instead, we’ll send you a carefully selected batch of compatible profiles every day, saving you time and preserving your privacy – it’s just one of the many reasons why e Harmony is one of the best dating sites for over 50s.
But, if you’re keen to get things started straightaway, you can skip straight through to our secure e Harmony Mail system and start exchanging messages with people who catch your eye without risking any of your private information.