Online dating can be confusing and frustrating…trust me, I know. I made a lot of mistakes when I started dating online but after months of making bad choices, I began to understand how to have success.In my last few months of online dating, I was going on many first dates every week. My guide aims to help you make the decisions that will help you My name is George and I have very recently started online dating.The majority of users take up to 2.5 days to start a conversation, however.The first week of the year is generally the busiest time for online-dating services.Maybe it's that lingering "school's out" mentality that makes us feel young and carefree.Or, hey, maybe it's that people look better when they aren't bundled up in an oversized turtleneck sweater.
And Bustle reports that other services — including Hinge, Match, and Happn — see huge spikes in signups and activity in the week after New Year's.
Your odds are good during the winter: According to Lauren O'Reilly of Ok Cupid, people tend to end relationships going into the holidays and want to start fresh in the new year."Everybody starts their New Year's resolution, and a lot of times it's: Get online or go out more, proactive stuff to really meet somebody," said Jess Mc Cann, author of "You Lost Him at Hello: From Dating to 'I Do' — Secrets from One of America's Top Dating Coaches."Pressure from family members during the holidays or wishing they had someone to spend the holidays with encourages people.
The weather also plays a factor: It is "cuffing season," after all, the time of year when humans are more apt to want to stay in and cuddle up.
Your odds are even better on Sundays: Add perusing dating apps into your "easing into the weekday" Sunday night routine. Sunday is the average peak of traffic for Ok Cupid, aka your best chance of striking up a conversation with a potential suitor.
Don't procrastinate: "Messages sent within the first 24 hours are twice as likely to receive a response," said Jean-Marie Mc Grath of Hinge.