But despite the significant increase in the number of daters, total revenue for the UK dating industry is falling, meaning firms are making less money per head.
In the two years between 20 alone, revenue dropped by £9m from £168m to £159m.
Another Telegraph Money reader, who does not wish to be named, turned to online dating after his relationship came to an end in February.
He said: “I wanted to get back on the dating scene but I felt fragile from the split.
It said it made a number of attempts to call her since, but that it had not been able to reach her.
They were good-looking women in his local area with similar interests – world travel, theatre and cooking.In November she received a letter from a Searchmate adviser saying that her membership was “not progressing as expected”.The site explained that this was down to most of the gentlemen who were active within her area “going on hold”, meaning they could no longer be contacted.It offered her “unlimited personal introductions” to men serious about finding a relationship.Aileen was promised support from Searchmate’s highly experienced team of matchmakers, and a guaranteed minimum of 15 recommendations.