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Although the lovelorn politican got in touch with Mulcahy around last Christmas, Cupid's arrow hasn't struck for him yet. About one in four of us is single – and many of us are turning to matchmakers or online dating websites in our quest for love.

One of Ireland's biggest and most reputable online dating websites, anotherfriend.com, for example, says it has almost 740,000 members – with about 10,000 Irish members joining every month.

With online dating, it is usually free to send and receive messages to other members on the website – however, you need to pay for a subscription to send on your contact details to someone or arrange to meet.

You'll pay €144 upfront for an annual subscription to – and even then, you can only arrange to meet members who also have a subscription.

"Matchmaking is good for people who are looking for a long-term relationship."Hiring a matchmaker doesn't come cheap however.

If you hire to find your perfect soulmate, the charge is €10,000 over two years.

The matchmaker Topmatch Ireland, charges €335 for five dates.

Mulcahy, who appeared on Dragon's Den earlier this year with her new mobile phone dating app, Flirtricity, charges €395 for her matchmaking service.

Again, these subscriptions are automatically renewed – unless you cancel your membership at least two working days before your subscription is due to end.

"Before consumers sign up and pay for any contract they should check the terms and conditions and see if it is a contract with an automatic rolling period – which means the subscription will be automatically renewed to a new minimum term unless the consumer requests their subscription is cancelled," said a spokeswoman for the consumer watchdog, the National Consumer Agency (NCA).

"This is industry standard in online dating, until the member cancels their subscription.

All annual subscriptions expire at the end of their one-year term and are not automatically renewed."Another Irish dating website, maybefriends.com, charges between €150 and €275.88 a year for a subscription to the site.

As well as offering annual and monthly subscriptions, offers a three-month premium subscription for €54.75.

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