It seems more people have time on their hands to sit down, relax and sign online." If you thought traffic might be higher holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, think again.
During this peak season, 50 million messages are sent on Match, users upload 15 million new photos and go on 1 million dates. "Typically Sunday evenings do have higher traffic (though not as high as the first Sunday of the year).
For single people, however, it might also mean something else – time to find a mate.
A recent study by Markey & Markey (2012) took a look at Internet search patterns across a 5 year period.
And when are you most likely to start chatting to singles online?
To help you navigate the world of internet dating successfully, let’s take a look at the best and worst times to log on to your online dating site.
Peak Times Weeknights, 7-10pm Evenings can seem to drag by when you don’t have a partner to share them with.
So it’s no wonder that weeknights are a popular time for online daters, especially in January when most people are feeling the pinch after Christmas.
Saturday morning Get in too late from work during the week, or got a busy social calendar? When coming round with a cuppa in bed on a Saturday morning, grab your laptop and start browsing local singles near you.
on the first Sunday of the year is the busiest day of the year for dating online, according to data from
(Find out The busiest time actually kicks off Christmas Day (when your family and friends’ incessant “You’ll find someone soon”s finally get to you, we presume) and lasts until February 14 (when the most fun day of being a couple has passed).
So we naturally begin to look around for a true love," she adds.
Fisher states that this trend is not Match-specific.