The pros note that the fifth is the first Sunday of the new year, meaning people have returned home from holiday travel, finished unpacking, and finally have time to be alone and focus on themselves.“Typically, evening hours are the most popular on [Match.com] once people are able to wind down and relax,” Thombre says.
According to Phillip Hodson, of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, the reason for the surge in people signing up to dating websites is down to singletons taking stock of their lot at the end of another year.
He told the Guardian: 'Christmas tends to be a period of review and revision, partly because it gives you the chance to observe existing models of relationship – the ones that you have, the ones you want to avoid and the ones you want to emulate.'It is also the winter pause when you review what has been missing in your life and what you want in it, and a period of great loneliness for people who don't fit into the government-approved vision of family.
The Carousel displays random profiles allowing people to choose those who catch their fancy. Don’t miss: Rich women like rich men, rich men like slender women With the constant stream of happy holiday photographs over social-networking sites like Facebook and Instagram, experts say the pressure to be in a romance this time of year has never been so intense.
During the second week of the shutdown, the number of profiles viewed by Zoosk members in the D. “There’s an onslaught of images of family and togetherness,” says Pepper Schwartz, author of “Dating After 50 for Dummies” and a love and relationship ambassador for AARP.
If you’re looking to meet someone new in 2014, there’s apparently one particularly good moment to do it: January 5th at PM, according to
The powerhouse online dating site has spent years analyzing its dater data, and says it has been able to pinpoint the exact minute when the most daters join the website in hopes of meeting the right person.
“That’s when they start hitting dating sites in droves and go on dates before the indigestion sets in.” It may also be more polite to arrange dates in the New Year rather than during the holidays, especially with family around.
“They’re going to be around for you long after your relationships,” he says.
Christian Mingle’s profile views go up 25 percent during this time, while the number of messages sent between members goes up 26 percent.