Did you know that the most popular day for online dating is in January? When you think of the 99 days of January, going on a date hardly springs to mind. I normally think about the slog of making it to payday (I’m still patiently waiting), sticking to my new year’s resolutions and not freezing my tits off when I leave the house. I’m certainly not thinking it’s a month of love.
Yet, my friends are going on more dates than they have all year combined. At first, I thought it’s because they are skint and need some free food but 1) my mates are strong independent women who are happy to go dutch, if not pay completely and 2) literally no one has been paid since Xmas, not even guys. Which brings me on to my other explanation for the huge dating spree.
Christmas. Everyone knows that Christmas is better when you spend it with a special someone. For those that spend the festive period single, it can feel a little lonely. To the point that people even base their New Years resolutions around finding love. Whether that’s refining their profile, making more of an effort to get out and meet people or getting fit for those profile pictures.
The number of times I’ve heard someone say ‘this year, I am going to find myself a boyfriend’ you wouldn’t believe but I have to give my friends credit, they are certainly putting the work into finding them a man — and it seems to be paying off. Obviously, there’s more to 2019 and life in general than finding yourself a man but there’s no harm in wanting to settle down and using the new year as an excuse.
While February is famed for being a month of love with Valentine’s Day, I actually think the real month of love for singletons is January and who can blame them? It’s long and it’s cold and there is nothing I love more than getting home and cuddling up to Clint with a movie. It’s far too cold to go out drinking until the early hours (although, I did a good job of it last weekend).
Also, post Christmas, what is there to look forward to? I hardly think people count down the days to Blue Monday or can’t wait to get stuck into dry January. Why not have a bit of fun and meet new people? All in all, it shapes up to be the perfect month to meet new people and if you end up finding someone to spend next Christmas great. And if you don’t, at least you didn’t spend the whole of January being sad about being poor.
While I don’t think there is a perfect time to meet someone, evidence suggests that we all turn into horny buggers come January. Considering the amount of free dating sites that are available, there’s a little something for everyone, doesn’t matter if you’re looking for Christian dating or dating sites in South Africa, there is something out there that will suit what you’re looking for.
Do you find that you’re more open to love in January? And have you noticed dating sites being a little busier than normal?