Give online dating a fair chance this Valentine's Day.
Even though you might think it is lame to go online to find a date for Valentine's Day, you actually may have better luck if you do. Here's why.
As you would suspect, online dating sites have a spike in Valentine's season. In a report from Time.com, OKCupid CTO Mike Maxim reports a 5% jump in member logins and 10% more messages in Valentine's week.
He goes on to say, "This is fairly significant, as traffic does not normally change this much in such a short period. 35% more women create new accounts on Valentine's day."
Only 10% of guys join up in the same time, but there are still red hot reasons to give online dating a try this Valentine's Weekend.
Laura Seldon, managing editor for Spark Networks, owner of Jdate and Christian Mingle, agrees, "This is without a doubt our busiest time of year." Comparing a four-week period from mid-October, she found JDate’s page views rose by 50%, its unique visitors were up 100%, and the increase in user interaction was huge at 150%. Christian Mingle also had a 50% leap in page views and visitors and 30% in user interaction.
Online dating is always a mixed bag. Sure, it sucks that you even have to do it.
I have been using online dating services for over a year now. My luck? Not so good so far. Lots of very nice men. No chemistry so far.
But I am not giving up. Whether you want to manifest a partner for now or a forever partner, online dating may be the answer for you. (For 5 scientifically verified tips for a profile that gets results, click here.)
Why Should You "Just Do It?"
Well, you're single, right? You probably don't have romantic plans this weekend.
What do you really have to lose? Here are your 5 reasons to join the online dating community right now:
1. Taking Action Feels Good:
While you are waiting for fate to deliver your soulmate to your doorstep, life is happening without you.
When you take action to find a partner, you are sending the Universe a message. I AM READY.
Sitting around feeling sorry for your adorable self feels awful. Even baby steps forward are better than nothing.
2. It Really Isn't That Lame:
I know it sucks that no one is asking you out at the moment. You are not alone. 51% of women in the US are single.
With the right kind of profile and pictures, you will at least be in the game. You may fear feeling like a loser, which begs the question, do you feel like a winner right now?
Talk yourself into browsing a dating site at least. There are thousands of folks in your city who are legit.
3. Meeting New People Works:
It may be hard at first, but you will meet some new people. People are supposed to interact with each other. You will be at your best when you are chit chatting with the right person.
Even if you only email potential dates, the interaction gets your dating muscles primed. It is always good for you to bring new people into your circle. They might have a brother or cousin just right for you!
4. You Ain't Getting Any Younger:
Sorry for the bad English, but I couldn't resist. It's the truth.
Once you decide that you want to be in a relationship, what's next? Time marches relentlessly and other brave souls are getting the edge by doing the uncomfortable.
A part of you may hate the idea of making a profile and going online. Fine. Make peace with that stubborn part of you and "Just Do It."
5. It's A Numbers Game:
Like the dating sites are reporting, there is a spike in overall connecting during the Valentine's season. Your chances are simply better when you act now.
You are not alone thinking that online dating is lame. But here’s the thing, what if Mr. or Miss Next takes a chance at the same time?
What if you meet someone great? Isn't it worth it?