According to internet dating site, Match.com, around 235,000 people will send messages to potential new love matches today.With the majority of the nation off work for the bank holiday, it seems the desire for romance is heightened by the fresh start that a new year promises.Budding contestants must also send in two photographs, a clear headshot and a full-length image.When people become sober it opens up a world of possibility.
It is going to take all their attention to make it through this early part of recovery.
That, coupled with easier technology - meeting someone with a few swipes on your phone from the comfort of your sofa - has led to an unprecedented surge of interest in dating apps such as Tinder, Match and Happn.
Traditionally the early year dating season is delayed until people get back to their work computers on January 2nd.
They can now begin to rebuild their life and get back many of the things they have lost.
Romantic relationships can be a great source of happiness in sobriety, but they can also be the source of great pain.
Until the individual has managed to build a strong recovery, they will be vulnerable in a new relationship.