Relationship Spotting: Why January is Online Dating Season

Written by emilyc


I thought December holidays were made for relationships and not leaving the house and cuddling, but apparently 24% of people break up over the holidays. Maybe that’s why January is online dating season. Think about it: you don’t have to go out into the cold to find eligible people; you can stay in your leopard snuggie and look as ugly as you want and eat as un-daintily as you normally do.

Statistically, though, the January spike in online dating is also caused by…

The 67% of single people whose New Year’s resolution is to find love (according to a poll).

The 82% who say holidays make them feel “more romantic” than other times.

Or the 14% of men and 10% of women who only got into a relationship to be with someone during the holidays.

OkCupid usage increases 30% in January, and gets a 55% increase in new members after the new year!


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Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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