There are a few reasons everyone logs on on January 3.
Revive your dating profiles, shake off the cobwebs (and by cobwebs I mean old, pre-haircut pictures), and have a trusted friend review your bio, because we're in prime online dating season. A new year is a great time for new beginnings, including new dudes, and according to some data released by Match.com, the first Sunday of the new year (January 3) is the busiest day of the year for online dating. The dating site coined the term "Dating Sunday" (which, IMO, is better than Super Bowl Sunday) just for the occasion.
There's also overall holiday blues, lots of breakups around holiday time, and New Year's resolutions to find love in 2016. But all you really need to know is that Sunday might be your best chance at meeting someone ~special~ online. savvy and really want to capitalize on the fresh market of online daters, the exact peak time Sunday, Jan. A couple of months ago, I was sitting at a bar minding my own business when the woman next to me did something strange.Surrounded by potential partners, she pulled out her phone, hid it coyly beneath the counter, and opened the online dating app Tinder.
On her screen, images of men appeared and then disappeared to the left and right, depending on the direction in which she wiped.I felt a deep sense a rejection -- not personally, but on behalf of everyone at the bar.Instead of interacting with the people around her, she chose to search for a companion elsewhere online.I wondered to myself, is this what online dating has done to us?Is it creating a new reality in which people actively avoid real-life interactions?Of course, others have worried about these sorts of questions before.