Dating agencies in January receive more calls than in any other month and January 2nd is often their busiest day of all. It seems that Christmas and New Year, whilst often a period for celebration, can be a time for a little reflection too. Sadly Christmas can be the time when relationships come under a spotlight and sometimes fail, so January is also the top month for divorce lawyers taking on new instructions. For those who spent the Christmas holidays unattached, the early New Year period is when our New Years’ resolutions motivate us to take a positive step to make things change for the better. If you are considering dating again, either to meet and get to know some other singles in your area or perhaps to find the right person for a future relationship, it is important to give consideration to the means by which you embark on your dating journey. Online dating sites can have vast numbers of profiles to view and do work well for some individuals but you do need to be very careful of who you are meeting and where you meet. The more reputable online dating sites give some safety advice which you would be well advised to follow if you try this route. Traditional ‘off-line’ dating agencies give you far greater security as you should only be meeting other members, those identity has been properly checked first. You should also receive the personal support of a dating adviser or ‘matchmaker’ to guide your choices and to talk though various aspects of dating . This then is a very different way of meeting other singles and may be your preferred option if safety, security and quality are important factors for you. All the agencies registered with The Dating Agency Association abide by our strict code of practice so you can be assured that you will be meeting others in a secure way. However, agencies have a different styles so it is worth looking at one or two before deciding which will work best for you. It is easy to get in touch with our agencies by phone or email so if you are wanting to move forward and find someone special, why not take that first positive step.