4 Ways Make 2016 Your Year For Love


  1. Get Online in January – January is the busiest month of the year for online dating. On January 3rd alone, PlentyOfFish is forecasting a whopping 24% increase in signups – so so singles are in good company in their quest for love! Further, it looks like the numbers are set to pay off. Users who sign up during the first week of January will find their partner an average of two weeks faster than those who sign up later, taking an average of just 10 weeks compared to an average of 12 weeks throughout the year. So dust off that old online dating profile that’s sitting dormant, or if you haven’t done so already, sign up! It’s the first step to finding love in 2016.
  2. Open Your MindBecause online dating appears to offer endless options in terms of finding someone to date, it can make us hyper selective. It’s great to know what you’re looking for in a partner, but it’s important to avoid busting out the deal breaker card to quickly. Every single day, PlentyOfFish receives notes from couples who claim that they weren’t each other’s “type” or they really had to get out of their comfort zone to consider messaging/responding to the other person – but they’re glad they did! The moral of the story is to consider giving someone the time of day, even if they don’t check every box on your list – it may surprise you too see what comes of it.
  3.  Be Proactive In Your SearchFar too often we see people waiting on the sidelines for the perfect person to message or approach them. Unfortunately, life doesn’t always work that way, and you have to go after what (or in this case, who) you want by taking charge of your love life. So if you’re interested in someone online, read their profile, and send them a thoughtful, one-of-a-kind message, highlighting something that stood out to you. If you don’t, someone else surely will!
  4. Update Your ImagesIn 2016, we expect to see an even greater level of social media integration in dating profiles – especially when it comes to images. Basically, the days of the grainy bathroom pic are over. With smartphones boasting relatively high resolution cameras and photo sharing apps like Instagram being widely used, we’re seeing exponentially stronger profile images from users with each passing year. Users with 5 or more images are 8x more likely to get a message – so get snapping! Images that show your face and broadcast your interests and personality are A+ by us!
Shannon Smith

Posted by Shannon Smith

Shannon has been putting the ‘elation’ in the ‘Public Relations’ team at PlentyOfFish since joining the company in early 2010. Her penchant for jokes and all things hilarious can be topped only by her fierce love of writing. She also has a weird obsession with celebrities, and this one time she rode an elevator with Sofia Vergara.

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