New Year’s Day will be busiest for online dating in 2017, eHarmony forecasts

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Today will be the busiest of the year for online dating, with predictions of a surge in the number of people seeking a new partner.

The number of people logging on to look for a partner is expected to double on New Year’s Day, said eHarmony, which describes itself as “relationship experts”.

The company said many people want to change their lives at the start of a new year - or decide to split up.