Singletons rejoice! The top five tips for falling in love on dating apps – since today is the busiest day of the year
While dating apps were once seen as taboo, they are now one of the main ways singles find love around the world.
And if you're getting into the dating scene, make sure you get online today.
Today is officially the busiest day of the year for dating apps, earning the title “Dating Sunday.”
Based on last year's figures, Tinder says the number of messages sent globally will be 22 percent higher than normal, while the number of 'Likes' will be 18.2 percent higher.
“There couldn't be a better time to put yourself out there with 'peak dating season' ahead,” Tinder said.
Today is officially the busiest day of the year for dating apps, earning it the title 'Dating Sunday'
The entire month of January is 'peak dating season' on dating apps, with a whopping 11.4 million more messages sent globally on Tinder from January 1 to February 14 compared to the rest of the year.
During this period, it seems that many singles are also taking the opportunity to refresh their profiles, with 2,263 photos being added every minute.
The ultimate wave comes on the first Sunday in January, also known as 'Dating Sunday'.
Data from Tinder shows that users today respond an average of 19.4 minutes faster than on other Sundays of the year.
The news is likely to be welcomed by many singles, who have expressed their interest in dating this new year.
Another added: “New Year's resolution: find a stable partner so I can finally delete my dating apps for good.”
And one joked: 'My New Year's resolution is to start dating again, but I've said that for the last two new years and haven't done it, so let's see how long this lasts.'
The news is likely to be welcomed by many singles, who have expressed their interest in dating this new year
One user wrote: 'New Year's resolution: find a stable partner so I can finally delete my dating apps for good'
One joked: 'My New Year's resolution is to start dating again but I've said that for the last two new years and haven't done it so let's see how long this lasts'
If you're hoping to get your Tinder profile into shape, Tinder's Global Relationship Insights Expert, Paul C. Brunson, has five top tips.
1. Show the real you
Mr. Brunson recommends having at least five photos that capture your true personality in different scenarios.
“People want to see you for who you are and authenticity is especially important for young singles,” he said.
2. More words, more possibilities
According to Tinder, the optimal number of words in a Tinder bio is between 15 and 45.
'Making these 15-45 word counts is important because research from Tinder shows that more than two in five (45%) of single 18-24 year olds prefer it if their potential match is obvious about what they want in their dating app bio. Brunson said.
3. Highlight your interests
By highlighting your interests, potential matches can quickly find common ground with you.
“Your interests are what make you you and by sharing these you are more likely to meet people who match your energy,” Mr Brunson advised.
4. Express your personality
Instead of a general “Hey, how are you?” to send, Mr. Brunson suggests being creative and personal with your messages.
'Ask questions you really want to know the answers to, or light the spark by asking your match their favorite place to rave, or the name of their pet. You never know what you'll learn…” he said.
5. Be open about what you are looking for
Finally, Mr. Brunson advises being clear about your intentions from the start.
“Being clear and honest about what you expect from a competition goes a long way,” he concluded.