You’re more likely to meet love of your life today – and this is the best time
If you weren’t so lucky in love last year, you’ll be pleased to hear that today might just be the day you finally meet ‘The One’.
For the fourth year running, Dating Sunday, January 3, is set to be the busiest Sunday of the year, with more users than ever signing up or logging on.
And according to the experts, the best time to log onto Match, Tinder, Hinge, Bumble or whatever app you prefer is 10pm.
Match’s dating expert Hayley Quinn says: “After a challenging 2020 it’s no surprise that singles are ready to get back out there in the new year.
“However, despite everyone’s eagerness to put the last year behind them the pandemic may have a lasting impact on our dating habits.
“For example, ‘zoomancing’ and having an extended courtship period before meeting someone in real life is probably here for good!
“With Match’s busiest day of dating predicted to be January 3rd, there will also be a wave of dates in real life once social distancing eases, meaning it could be a very busy Valentine’s Day too!
Hopefully, 2021 will mean people have a renewed enthusiasm to find love, and also a real opportunity to get it.”
Research from Match also revealed that a quarter of singles (24 per cent) say the pandemic set them back in their quest for love and the same percentage are looking to meet a potential partner in the new year.
Over a third (35 per cent) said after months of virtual dating, they’ll be ceasing more opportunities to meet people in real life, with over a fifth (21 per cent) even missing the first date jitters.
And it looks as though the pandemic has impacted some aspects of our dating journey for good as 18 per cent admit that they’ll continue ‘Zoomancing’; video dating with someone before committing to a date in a real life, so they can get a feel first for whether they are compatible before investing more time.
Match is expecting this year to be the busiest yet, as singles look to make for lost time in 2021.
Zoosk CMO Luciana Telles explains why the first Sunday of the year is perfect timing for singles to look for online connections.
She said: “It’s the first weekend after New Year’s Eve, which means that people have not only set themselves New Year’s resolutions, they’ve had a few days to think about how to put them into practice.
“Additionally, it’s about 6 weeks out from Valentine’s Day, meaning that singles who spark something on Jan 3 have plenty of time left to lock down a date for Feb 14.”
European Busiest Dating Times:
- Netherlands – January 3 at 8pm
- Sweden – January 3 at 8pm
- France – January 3 at 9pm
- Germany – January 3 at 9pm
- UK – January 3 at 10pm
- Italy – January 3 at 10pm
- Norway – January 3 at 10pm
If you’re worried that your dating profile isn’t up to scratch, don’t worry – Match has some tips on how to improve your chances of meeting someone special.
Complete your profile properly – an incomplete profile gives other users the impression that you’re not committed to online dating
Don’t be a catfish – Upload photos that actually look like you. So, lose the filters and smile
Your bio shows off your personality. A long-winded profile can be pretty painful to read – you want to provide just enough information to pique the singles attention
Be open to new dating opportunities