It may be that people took our advice about whether or not holidays are a good time to start dating and choose to lie low past the New Year. However, Time reports that the night of January 4 was the busiest time of the year for online dating.
The Sunday after New Year’s Day is the busiest time of the year for online dating, according to data provided by dating sites Match and Plenty of Fish. More specifically, the most traffic to those sites came between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at night, the Washington Post reports. Zoosk, another popular dating site, added that the Sunday after New Year’s was also its biggest day for traffic in 2014. The period between New Year’s and Valentine’s Day is the most active season, so you’ve still got a chance to find somebody.
It’s not difficult to imagine the surge in online dating has something to do with New Year’s resolutions to “put myself out there more,” though researchers suggest it comes from the abundance of spare time people have during the holidays, meaning they’re spending more time on their phones and computers. Plus, the holiday season is generally a lonely time for single people, so it could also be an attempt to combat that.
Let us say that people have decided to start the year anew and want a companion to share life with. That would account for the flood of online dating site visitors early in the New Year.
How Do You Proceed?
Today has a few tips for the busiest time of the year for online dating. Here is what they report that the Dating Academy says:
Right now, in America, singles make up more than half of the adult population. With a team of coaches, photographers and a personal glam squad, the academy works its magic on its clients one at a time, and with packages ranging from $5,000 – $12,000.
Don’t worry. You do not need fork out $12,000 to get a date or start a relationship. Here are a few tips.
- Post a flattering photo of yourself with your resume. This does not mean a “selfie” but rather one taken by a professional photographer or at least your all time favorite taken by someone who knows how to use a camera.
- Dress appropriately for your goals. If you want sex on the first date you will dress more provocatively than if you simply want to meet someone and warm up slowly.
- Spell-check your resume. Read it out loud. Have a friend check the grammar. This is supposed to be putting your best foot forward. Don’t get bypassed because of a typo in your resume.
- Be positive in your resume and when you start chatting online. And get to the point. A good length for you resume should be around 300 words. And when you meet someone new use your resume as a guide for what to say and when to shut up and let your new friend talk.
- Pick an attractive and appropriate username for your online presence. Your friends may think that an overly aggressive username is cool but it will typically get you nowhere.
- And believe in yourself. We have written before that confidence wins in dating. Remember that as you jump in at the busiest time of the year for online dating.