Last year, both Match and Plenty of Fish predicted Sunday, January 3 would be the biggest day for new member sign ups of the year.
More generally, the period from Christmas to Valentine's Day is the hottest time for people to sign up for dating sites, while Sunday is the most popular day of the week to sign up.
On Valentine's Day, some singles may be inspired to step up their dating game. Amy Giberson, now 34, was reluctant to try internet dating again but she decided to give it one more shot in 2014. There are a slew of sites and apps to help singles find love and, for the most part, they work, according to Consumer Reports.
She downloaded the Match app and connected with Justin Pounders, also 34, almost immediately. Nearly half, or 44 percent, of those who tried online dating said it led to a serious long-term relationship or marriage, the magazine found.
You should also receive the personal support of a dating advisor or ‘matchmaker’ to guide your choices and to talk though various aspects of dating .
This then is a very different way of meeting other singles and may be your preferred option if safety, security and quality are important factors for you.
The company expects new member sign ups to reach 110,546 — a 48% increase from the average daily rate in 2016. This isn't the first time that the first Sunday of the new year was expected to yield major traffic for online dating websites.SOURCE: Consumer Reports "It's clear that online dating websites play a major role in the lives of many consumers — we invest a tremendous amount of time, money and emotional energy.It really is a consumer issue worthy of our attention." said Margot Gilman, money editor for Consumer Reports.Sadly Christmas can be the time when relationships come under a spotlight and sometimes fail, so January is also the top month for divorce lawyers taking on new instructions.For those who spent the Christmas holidays unattached, the early New Year period is when our New Years’ resolutions motivate us to take a positive step to make things change for the better.On New Day, he tells Chris Cuomo that his posts were a "horrible, horrible attempt at humor" and that he's sorry. Watch the interview and weigh in on Twitter using #New Day.