One such story from this year pinpointed 5 January as the most popular day of the year for internet dating.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.is the world's biggest online dating and personals property, according to the first global ranking of the Personals category by industry-leading independent measurement firm com Score Media Metrix.In January 2004 Match.com's personals sites, which include , had 29.6 million unique visitors -- nearly three times as many as its nearest rival.
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).
sites also appear as number thirty-seven in com Score's ranking of ALL Web properties, and is the only dating and personals property to appear in the top one hundred.
Tim Sullivan, President of Match.com, said, "is taking love to the four corners of the earth.
Joe Cohen, Senior Vice-President of Match.com's international operations, said, "We already have the Guinness World Record for the world's biggest online dating service and we are delighted to see that this has now been validated by com Score's worldwide ranking of the dating and personals category." (com Score Media Metrix data are based on a global panel of more than 1.5 million Internet users.
Worldwide data cited herein represent an aggregate of 32 countries reported on a monthly basis.) About operates leading subscription-based online dating sites in 18 local languages and spanning six continents, offering adults worldwide a fun, private and secure environment for meeting each other.