Spurred on by the optimism that the New Year brings, 1 million Britons are expected to get online for a date today - the first day back in the office after the Christmas break.
This time last year saw a 94 per cent increase in people singing up compared to their daily average.'In my experience, selfies on dating sites either involve the guy snapping a quick picture of himself as he loads his profile (no effort made) or stripping off in a desperate attempt to show off his buff body while trying out a moody male model look (far too much effort made).
It's also far less intimate and attractive to use a group shot - always remember that the person viewing your profile will be trying to imagine themselves with you. It's the online equivalent of bringing your mates along on a first date.
Because people viewing your profile will be hoping to get a sense of your lifestyle - and how they can fit into it.
But Olly Murs, 33, and Melanie Sykes, 47, have been secretly dating for the last year, according to reports.
The duo were allegedly introduced by a friend before hitting it off over their shared love of their fitness.
Melanie has two children; Roman, 15, and Valentino Luca, 12, from her first marriage to actor Daniel Caltagirone.
They were married in 2001 but the couple split in 2008 and divorced the following year.
Comment on something specific to the profile to stop the message from feeling too copied and pasted. Send a message that shows me you're interested in me as a person, not just looks. Refrain from being too blatant, but compliment something specific, i.e.A source told The Sun: 'Mel loves a younger man and really fell for Olly when he got into shape late last year.' Despite allegedly insisting they are 'just friends', an insider claims there is a 'real physical attraction' between the showbiz pair.The fitness guru avidly updates her Instagram page with scantily-clad pictures of herself working out - and Olly is said to be a big fan of Mel's gym selfies.A hastily-written page full of abbreviations suggests you're not taking it seriously, or that it's something you flung up online while you were bored.That suggests you won't take dating seriously either.