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More generally, the period from Christmas to Valentine's Day is the hottest time for people to sign up for dating sites, while Sunday is the most popular day of the week to sign up.
"After watching football games and going to New Year's Day parties solo, singles often think about new beginnings," online dating expert Julie Spira wrote last year on
Our findings are in line with 2016 Consumer Reports data that found users were most satisfied with Ok Cupid over numerous other dating services.
Plenty of Fish is predicting that Sunday, January 1 is going to be the online dating platform's busiest day of the year.The company expects new member sign ups to reach 110,546 — a 48% increase from the average daily rate in 2016. This isn't the first time that the first Sunday of the new year was expected to yield major traffic for online dating websites.Last year, both Match and Plenty of Fish predicted Sunday, January 3 would be the biggest day for new member sign ups of the year.Elite Singles is worth trying though if you're over 30 as 90% of its users fall into this category, while 80% of it's users have a university degree - ideal if you're looking for a well-educated partner.The most important features, messaging and viewing other profiles, are free and the site is LGBTQ-inclusive.