It’s the silly season for online dating

silly season for dating

It’s that time of year again when we gear ourselves up for the party season. The traditional month-long build up to Christmas when anything goes. The time of year when we drink too much, we eat too much and we do things (normally at the Christmas party) that will be talked about for years to come.

The thought of entering into a serious relationship just before Christmas is just that, a thought! Sure it’d be nice to be seen with a beau on your arm at this time of year but realistically it’s not going to happen.

No. The days leading up to Christmas aren’t a good time to start online dating. However, the days after are perfect. We’ve all indulged too much and we’re all ready to turn over a new leaf, create some new year resolutions and make the next year so much better than the last.

Believe it or not you’re not the only one to think this way. Some internet dating sites report a 300% increase in new members joining at this time of year.

So if you’re one of the many thousands looking to turn over a new leaf for 2014 then we’d recommend you join a dating site early (actually the middle of December is a perfect time to join). Look for special pre-Christmas offers and then take out a subscription and familiarise yourself with how the site works. Maybe even dip your toe and chat to a few members already online. By doing this you’ll be perfectly placed when the floodgates open in the new year and all those wide-eyed and bushy-tailed singletons rush in looking for love. It’s also a good idea to keep logging in regularly. New members join all the time and so you’ll have to be quick of the mark if you want to make an impression before they get snapped up.

Good luck and merry christmas from SA Online Dating.