If your new year’s resolution is to find love, then listen up!
This Sunday, January 7, 2018, is predicted to be the busiest day of the year for online dating, according to Plenty of Fish data. The best time for users to log into their POF app and start chatting with other singles is at 9pm. Signups are expected to reach 117,139, which means plenty of potential matches at your fingertips!
Not sure where to begin? Here are my top tips to get you started on the right path:
Take a Deep Breath:, Trust me, it helps ease the pang of anxiety that comes with sending someone a first message, or meeting someone new for the first time. You are in total control of your dating life, so don’t let it overwhelm you. You’ve got this, just take one step at a time.
Download a Dating App: There a bunch of different dating apps out there, you just need to find the right fit for you! Plenty of Fish offers a free membership with an upgraded user option that unlocks additional features, if that’s what you’re looking for.
Make a Dating Profile: It’s not as hard as it sounds, I promise! Here’s a helpful tip straight from the POF research team: Users who take 20 minutes to complete their profile on Plenty of Fish are 80% more likely for men and 55% more likely for women to leave the site in a relationship. How’s that for success!
A great profile starts with highlighting your interests like music, food, activities, and things that are most important to you like your family, pets, and career. Add a couple of great photos and you have yourself quite the winning profile.
Start Talking: “But what do I say to someone I’m interested in?” you ask. We’ve got you covered. The Plenty of Fish team, with help from Conversation Expert, Celeste Headlee, came up with 12 conversation starters that will have you chatting in no time, find them here.
If you sign up to POF, you can turn to the in-app feature Spark for some ice-breaker inspo. The feature actually let’s you comment any any part of another user’s profile, making conversation easier to initiate!
Set Up a Date: When you’re active on a dating app, most of the time, your end goal is to set up a date with someone you’re interested in. I highly recommend the coffee date for starters. It’s short, sweet, in a public place (safety first), and if you’re not clicking, it’s easier to cut this type of date short vs. a sit down dinner.
Follow Up: If the date goes well, don’t forget to follow up to let that person know you had a great time. A quick text, or message through the app is perfect. Also, try to set up your next date shortly after, so there is no time wasted, or a missed opportunity.
Make 2018 your year and enjoy every moment of it!