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And by working alongside an established charity (Mencap, The Teenage Cancer Trust and Muscular Dystrophy UK have all signed up to Good Deed Dating), you get the chance to learn or share a new skill, make a positive difference to where you live, even enhance your CV.

Hannah spent seven years running volunteering programmes for the National Trust and The Wildlife Trust, so she knows how hard it can be for charities to recruit volunteers: ‘A lot of people worry it will mean a huge time commitment.’ Even if you don’t ‘click’ romantically, the real boost comes from meeting new people and taking a few hours to do something worthwhile.

Instead of feeling obliged to impress Mr Right, you meet a group of like-minded individuals and take part in a shared project: it could be planting trees, clearing a canal, helping direct people on at a charity run, or working for the Red Cross.

Instead of feeling obliged to impress Mr Right, you meet a group of like-minded individuals and take part in a shared project: it could be planting trees, clearing a canal, helping direct people on at a charity run, or working for the Red Cross (stock image)If romance does blossom with another volunteer, fantastic.

Yet here we are in 2016, scrolling through a sea of strangers’ faces.