Online dating and valentines day
In fact, OKCupid found that women are 2.5 times more likely to receive a response to their messages than men are.
JDate & Christian Mingle"This is without a doubt our busiest time of year," Laura Seldon, the managing editor JDate and Christian Mingle parent company Spark Networks, says. But a spokesperson says that this particular Valentine's Day weekend will be particularly active, thanks to President's Day making it a double holiday weekend.See what happens on your favorite site under the pressure of Cupid's arrow.OKCupid Considering that the site's mascot is the symbol of Valentine's Day, it shouldn't be a surprise users celebrate accordingly." If you're an art fan, cite artists whose work you enjoy and then ask: "Who's your favorite artist?" Recent data from OKCupid suggests that women (those who want to date men, anyway) fare a lot better when they muster the courage to message men.In fact, it can be terrifying to wade through thousands of nearby matches in the hopes of finding someone decent (who thinks you're decent, too).
To make things a little less intimidating, we rounded up some of the most practical online-dating advice we published this year.
Meanwhile, last year dating services including OKCupid and Match told TIME that they see big spikes in signups and activity around the holiday.
But just because you're open to finding love online doesn't mean it's easy.
"From what we've noticed, our users don't obsess about Valentine's day," marketing director Karen Fein tell TIME.
"It's just a day like any other."Tinder Last year Tinder saw a huge saw a huge spike in downloads and usage — but that might be less about the holiday and more about Olympics gold medalist Jamie Anderson's pre-Valentine's Day interview in which she revealed that "Tinder in the Olympic village is next level."Tinder tells TIME that it has been seeing an increase in messaging in the last week-and-a-half—and Wednesday marked the app's biggest daily usage ever, up 6.4% from last month.
So if people can't fully see your face, they might not be able to assess whether you're extroverted or kind, for example.