Are you ready?
The Sunday after New Year’s, you need to be online.
That’s when the internet BREAKS under the weight of singles searching for love.
It’s called Dating Sunday…
And you’d better have your online dating profile ready.
Dating Sunday is THE best time of year to find love.
Sites like Match.com, OkCupid, Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel see a huge spike in traffic on the Sunday after New Year’s, up to 75% more than usual.
Tinder matches nearly double on Dating Sunday. Match.com sees new signups jump by 42% more than usual.
Several reasons. The peak season for online dating is the day after Christmas to Valentine’s Day. Dating Sunday happens to hit right in the middle.
New year’s resolutions also play a role. This is the time of year people force themselves to overcome objections and actually go after what they want. No more procrastinating!
Why Sunday? Sundays tend to be the busiest day of the week for online dating in general.
But don’t feel like you have to wait. Back in 2013, January 2nd made headlines as the top online dating day of the year. Hedge your bets and get online now!
But maybe you’ve tried the online dating thing before. It didn’t work for you then. Why will things be any different now?
Well, this time you’re not going to make the same mistakes. You’re going to go in knowing EXACTLY what you’re doing.
To get you started, here are 3 online dating mistakes you won’t be making this year…
Mistake #1. Throwing up a rushed profile.
When you’re new to an online dating site, your profile gets a temporary boost. Unfortunately, a lot of people squander that opportunity by putting up a profile that’s slap-dash. They want to get the profile part over with so they can start browsing.
I recommend taking at least several days, ideally a week, to think through what you want your profile to look like before signing up to a site.
Write several drafts of your profile, gather a bunch of pictures, and then ask several male friends what they think.
There’s even a website that will help you pick the best picture, called Photofeeler.com.
Mistake #2. Picking the wrong dating platform.
Every single dating platform attracts a different crowd.
Your experiences will be totally different on Bumble compared to Tinder. Match.com tends to attract a more serious crowd than OkCupid.
That’s why I recommend experimenting with different dating sites. If you’ve got enough time on your hands, sign up to several at once, maybe one paid and one free.
Mistake #3. Delaying the first date.
Online dating is a misnomer. You can’t actually date online.
The only purpose of online dating is making introductions. A relationship doesn’t start until you’ve met the person face-to-face.
Good guys understand that women can be wary about meeting them, given neither of you really know anything about each other.
So find a place that you feel really comfortable with, maybe a coffee shop where you know the staff really well, and have all your dates there. Meeting on your territory will give you the confidence to meet guys sooner.
One last safety tip: Don’t give him your phone number until you’ve met and you like him enough to see him again. Most first dates won’t lead anywhere. You don’t want all these random guys having your number.
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