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Why Summer Is The Best Time For Online Dating

With longer, brighter days, rooftop happy hours, summer Fridays and more relaxed vibes in the office, there’s no doubt the hottest season of the year is prime time for online love. Though it’s a common belief that online dating has its peak at the start of the year, when folks start to consider their goals for the next 12 months, every seasonal shifts offers a new challenge to find love for singles.

As online dating expert and dating coach Julie Spira explains, “With every new season, there’s an uptick in usage for online daters and new members joining dating sites and apps.” But while all of the various times of year present opportunities to make and meet a match, Spira says the summer is extra sizzling though. So if you’re in the market to find love — or at least have a handful of steamy dates — here’s why you should go ahead and sign up and put your thumb to work ASAP:

1. People Are Happier In The Summer

Though it might be an attractive smile, gorgeous eyes or a fit body that grabs your attention, what will keep it is the personality that comes with it. And while not everyone suffers from seasonal depression, increased vitamin D and more time spent in the great outdoors, instead of watching the snow fall, makes for overall happier people. And while a sexy style is nice, someone who can laugh, let go and be fun to be around is a much bigger turn on. “With the longer hot days, hot summer fun is on the mind of many singles. Whether it’s a summer romance that goes from Memorial Day to Labor Day, or actually finding love online, a new season does represent new beginnings,” Spira says.

2. Update Your Profile To Be More Active

You might have spent the winter going on skiing trips, tubing down glacier mountains and creating crockpot concoctions (you go, dude) — but if you still have those icy photos on your profile? Spira says it’s time to start the editing process, ASAP. To attract a summer fling, you want to make sure your profile illustrates all of the outdoor adventures and activities that bring you joy during this season. Not only are active photos more likely to get swipes and engagement, but it shows off the kind of dates that you might propose to a new crush.

“I encourage single to have a digital facelift of their dating profiles in the summer. That includes new photos, updating your bio to include some of your favorite travel adventures or concerts, and refreshing to meet someone new,” she says. “Ditch the snow ski shots and replace them with water skiing if that’s your thing. If not, include a photo of flying a kite, taking a hike, anything that shows your interests outdoors.

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Finding Your Soulmate With Online Dating

There are 7.125 billion people on earth. If you’re looking for “the one”—as is your “one in a million” person, that gives you roughly seven thousand one hundred twenty-five people to choose from… and that’s if you prefer both sexes. So, divide that number by two and you’re given a little over 35,000 people to choose from.

That’s a lot, yet with these stats in your face, people are expect to choose only one person and spend the rest of their lives with them without at least wondering who else is out there? If this sounds crazy to you, you’re not alone. If these statistics fill you with confidence and reaffirms the choices you’ve made as correct, you’re also not alone.

Still, recognizing you’ve found the one person you want to spend your life with is a lot easier said than done. Then, what happens when the love goes awry or when someone better comes along? This might help.

How Do You Know You’ve Found The One?

A person should always have a list of prerequisites constantly open in their minds like an ongoing collaborative Google doc. It should list the attributes they wish to see in a person and a checklist of ways someone else should make you feel before committing to a relationship. At thesame time, that list cannot be too specific (i.e. black curly hair, one green eye and one blue one) because you’re setting yourself up for disappointment with such in-depth requirements.

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