Need A Last-Minute New Year's Eve Date? You're Not Alone!

New Year's Eve Date
Love, Family

Singles are busily flocking to online dating sites in search of New Year's Eve dates.

It may be a tossup between Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve in terms of which holiday makes singles feel the loneliest — better yet, the most desperate.

Much like the way shoppers went online at the last minute to find Christmas gifts they could have shipped overnight, single desperados are logging online to make their dream of having someone to kiss at midnight Dec. 31 a reality. says it sees a 15% jump in signups for its free dating site this time of year, plus a 20% spike in activity from current users, "many of whom are looking for a date for New Year's Eve," rep Shannon Smith told NY Daily News.

Relationship expert Whitney Casey of says the time between Dec. 26 and Feb. 14 is hardcore mating season for the site's users.

"New Year's Eve is such a big deal because it's a new beginning. If you've had a bad time dating last year, there's just so much optimism in the air for the new one."

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Singles: Does New Year's Eve make you lonely or would you rather spend it with friends? Would you look for a New Year's date online?

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