It seems that the economic doom and gloom isn't stopping people looking for love or splashing out on dates.

Dating website Match.com is celebrating that fact that over one billion emails and one billion winks have been sent globally on the site since it launched in 2001.

Romance appears to be recession proof, claims the team behind the site, as three of match.com's busiest days this year took place last month which is traditionally a very quiet time for the business.

So people are looking for love even if business is bad.

And, we're still spending money too on trying to impress a potential other half - in a recent survey of over 1000 match.com members, 85% of people said that they would spend between £30 and £51 on a date - the same as they would have done 6 months ago.

In separate news, to mark hitting the 1,000,000,000th, Match.com has set up match100 - which is a panel of its customers past and present who will share their experiences and dating tips.