Baby, It's Cold Outside

Love, Self

Don't let the winter weather keep you from finding love. Avoid hibernation and find your plus one.

With temperatures dropping across the country, it can be easy to want to stay indoors and escape the cold weather. Unless you are ordering take-out and the delivery man is a good looking single, the chances of meeting a special someone are limited.

If you would rather have a Snuggie than a snuggle, use this time to try online dating. If you are already a member of one site, revamp your profile and update your information. By going online, you can search for singles without ever having to get out of your footed pajamas.

Online dating is the second most popular form of dating. More relationships are started online every day than ever before. One out of four relationships start online, according to a study by the University of Rochester. 

During January and February, there is a significant increase in new members joining dating sites. Be it because of New Year's resolutions to find love, Valentine's Day approaching or sheer fluke, the start of the year is a good time to start your search for the first time or begin again.

If the site you are using hasn't worked out. Try another one. If you haven't been successfully matched up with someone, have a trusted third party look at your profile. Just as you would get an opinion on an outfit to wear, having someone review your online image can provide constructive criticism.  

Commit to trying online dating through the winter and into the spring. Rather than escaping into hibernation, plant the seeds now for your love life to grow. 

Contributed by Kimberly James, MatchMaster & Dating Expert,