If you’re currently single, and haven’t given up on your quest to find true love, today might be a good day to test the waters with online dating.
According to dating site Plenty of Fish, January 3rd is the THEE day for fresh faces and profiles. It is thee busiest day of the year for new user registration. Approximately 81,000 people are expected to sign up with the free service today, marking a whopping 24 percent jump in the site’s usual traffic.
Shannon Smith, public relations manager at Plenty of Fish, says,
The numbers are set to pay off for hopeful singles. Users who sign up during the first week of January will find their partner an average of two weeks faster than those who sign up later, taking an average of just 10 weeks compared to an average of 12 weeks throughout the year.
And the surge isn’t just on Plenty of Fish — Match.com agrees the Sunday after New Year’s Day is the busiest day of the year. It has even proclaimed it ‘Dating Sunday,’ according to online dating expert Julie Spira. On the site’s blog, she writes: It’s as close to a national holiday for single daters as you can get.
Tinder, Black People Meet, ChristianMingle, and others also expect to see memberships spike today and throughout the rest of the month.