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Given this statistic, meeting other single people should be relatively straightforward. The majority of ITprofessionals are working long hours in demanding careers, and a growing number of these people are spending at least part of the week working from home, which can make starting a relationship more difficult.
However, it is not all doom and gloom for the single IT professional.
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No, the answer to this particular problem is the Internet.
"The Internet has taken dating agencies out of the classifieds.
Web sites enable us to present a much more professional and exciting image," says Conrad Morris, managing director of UK agency Club Sirius that launched its Web site in 1998.
It costs £821 a year (or £771 if you join through the Web site) to sign up with Club Sirius.
"There are cheaper sites but you pay for what you get.
We send an interviewer round to visit new members in their home to draw up a detailed personal profile.It acts as a security check, making sure people are who they say they are.Starting a relationship can be a tricky time for many desk-bound IT professionals.This is particularly pertinent at this time of year, with only four days to go until Cupid fires his arrows of love across the land.In fact, there are eight million people in the UK between the ages of 16 and 64 years old who are single.A collection of our most popular articles for IT leaders from the first few months of 2016, including: - Corporate giants recruit digitally-minded outsiders to drive transformation - Analytics platforms to drive strategy in 2016 - Next generation: The changing role of IT leaders.