At times like these, some feel the Internet can prove extremely useful, not only as a way to find a potential long-term partner, but to alleviate loneliness along the way.
You see faces of potential partners wiz by and for a moment, it helps. We’ve all been in this moment – the moment when a twinge of loneliness spurs an online dating session.
So Spruce's keepers are helping him look for love through an online profile on dating site Plenty of Fish.
While just one year old, he's ready to jump into the nature park's breeding program. "Plenty of Fish has been really useful as a means of putting information about Spruce online so I can share the link on social media and send it to other penguin carers around the world," penguin keeper Sarah Everett told the Dorset Echo.
Profiles provide users with information about available partners in ways that once was impossible in real-time interactions.
All your emails are read and the good TV is over for the night. You bring your laptop out of hibernation and start to scroll.