According to online dating service Match, peak dating season begins Dec.
26 and runs through Valentine's Day, with the dating site seeing 50 million messages sent and 1 million dates taking place during peak season.
"The holidays are a great way to break through the ice by asking real substantive questions, getting to know people on a deeper level and then say 'how was it being single for you during the holidays? For singles trying to make those connections, Match says p.m. 7 is the best time to sign up for online dating, when Match plans to see a 42% spike in new singles looking for love.
Rather than swiping at the speed of light, take the time to read bios and look at all the photos.
Looking through all their photos is also a good idea.
The first picture might make you want to match immediately, but if the second shows them holding a dead deer and you’re a vegetarian, that could be a sign you are not compatible.
In the midst of peak season, online dating's busiest day of the year falls on Sunday, Jan. While jumping back into the dating pool around the holidays not seem like an ideal situation, Laurel House, Match's dating expert and author, said there's no wrong time to get back into the dating pool."If you are healthy, happy and in a place where you want a serious relationship, then you put your head in first and date strategically and thoughtfully," she said.
She said many times being single can be an opening for a conversation with someone online or meeting.