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Dating Sunday

It’s time for a digital facelift and makeover on your online dating profile as Dating Sunday will be here in a digital split second.

The world’s largest digital dating party starts on New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1st and it will be the busiest day of the year for online dating for some dating sites. Are ready for the ride?

Every year, the Sunday after New Year’s is a reflective time for singles. Perhaps you were flying solo on New Year’s or were in a relationship that ran it’s course.

Either way, it’s time for a new beginning and the huge amount of new memberships to online dating sites will happen starting the day after New Year’s.

PlentyofFish Has the Most Signups on January 1st

Our friends over at PlentyOfFish tell us that their busiest day of the year will be on Sunday, January 1st around 2:00pm.  POF expects signups expected to reach an extraordinary 110,546, a 48% increase above the average daily rate in 2016.

POF saw over 18 million first time signups during 2016, with a rising trend.

Yes indeed, everyone will be looking for love in 2017.

Related: Business Insider: Online dating sites are anticipating a huge surge on New Year’s Day

Match Celebrates Dating Sunday on January 8th

In 2017, Dating Sunday will be the busiest day for Match and the second busiest day of the year for POF.

Match expects 24% more signups to occur on December 8th around  8:52pm/ET.  PlentyOfFish expects 103,910 signups on January 8th, almost as many as on New Year’s Day.

Yes indeed, everyone will be looking for love in 2017.

At Cyber-Dating Expert, our phone has been ringing and the text messages have been flying. We know that it’s peak season now through Valentine’s Day, so grab your smartphone and download the latest mobile dating apps and get ready to fill your date card!

Here are 5 reasons why January 1st and 8th are the busiest days of the year for digital dating.

Sunday is the most active day.

All year round at the end of the weekend on Sunday nights, it’s the busiest time for singles logging into dating sites. If your weekend date was so-so (or you were dateless), logging on to chat, flirt, and browse means opportunities to fill up your date card and start the week anew are plentiful. Multiply this big time with the start of a New Year, and you’ll see the activity soar.

A disappointing holiday can make you feel blue.

Emotions around Christmastime and New Year’s are at an all-time high if you’re single. Watching your friends post lovey-dovey shots on Facebook and Instagram or change their status to “In a Relationship” or “Engaged” can hit a nerve, big-time. It’s enough to make you scream, “Bah, humbug” and turn off both your computer and phone to unplug, but just temporarily.

Holiday breakups are high.

Some people stay in dead-end relationships so they won’t be alone through the holidays. It’s a dreadful feeling to know that you’re with someone you can’t see yourself going the distance with long-term. Thoughts of another New Year’s Eve with that feeling isn’t something you’ll want to repeat. Often, couples will break up right after the New Year, or even before Christmas, in order to not to go through another holiday with the wrong person. It’s normal for relationships to run their course, but when it happens at the holidays, it brings a whole new group of fabulous singles to the dating party at the first of the year. There’s a reason they say, “Out with the old, in with the new” at New Year’s.

If you find yourself in the middle of a break up, read my article on The Huffington Post, How to Break Up Gracefully.

New Year’s resolutions include finding love.

New Year’s Day is on a Sunday this year. Most people also have Monday off due to the holiday. It’s the perfect time to reflect about the past year and come up with a list of goals for 2017. After watching football games and going to New Year’s Day parties solo, singles often think about new beginnings. From joining a gym to going on a diet, the list often includes finding someone to have a meaningful relationship with.

The squeaky wheel gets the digital love deal.

During peak dating season, Match reports that about 50 million messages are sent and 1 million dates are taking place. Think about it. Wouldn’t you be happy to receive at least 10 of those emails from someone you could have chemistry with? Rather than sitting back and waiting for your inbox to fill up, remember that the more engaged you are, the greater chance you’ll have to fill up your date card. That means logging on several times a day so your profile stays active, viewing your daily matches every day and liking and messaging other members to start a convo, right now.

Wishing you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may roam. xo

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