The New Year brings thoughts of new beginnings and the hope that desired changes will finally take place. Top resolutions include ones that involve dating and relationship goals. It seems that folks start with a lot of determination and a willingness to act, yet by late February, not so much.
Therefore NOW is a great time to spend extra thought and energy trying to connect with others online. Every year more people sign up for and utilize online dating from NOW through Valentine’s Day. It seems that once we get through the family-centered holidays and move into that time of year we want to be inside hibernating with a significant other—if we are not in a relationship, we are feeling very motivated to find one. Then of course, February 14th is just around the corner—and the thought of another one spent home alone or out with single friends can get anyone away from the TV or even that great book and online checking profiles and/or swiping right.
Since successful dating is partially a numbers game, being especially active now will increase your dating odds. Simply put, the pool is bigger and folks are feeling motivated. No, online dating is not the only way to meet people and some folks would argue it is not the best way—but it has worked successfully for many, and will expand your pool of available and compatible singles, so skipping it could be a mistake. Mr. or Ms. Right could be signing up right now—but if you are not there, someone else will be.