There are lots of different types of people checking out the online dating scene, but many of them have something in common–they tend to get online at the same days and times.
The question is–are you joining the party on those days and times?
It totally makes sense that most singles have similar schedules. If you think about the average single person’s day, it may look something like this: Monday-Friday many singles spend daytime hours at work or attending college classes, and then the weekend is all about late nights hanging out. The big question is whether they will be going out or spending time at home doing the online dating thing.
So for the most part, daytime hours Monday through Friday are less active for online dating. Certainly there are still plenty of people browsing during those days and times, but not as many as at peak times. You can definitely check out profiles and send messages during work hours (please, not if you are actually at work!), but just know that potential dates are less likely to respond right away. You’ll basically be sending messages and not having as many opportunities for live chatting. And we all know that you really need to get in on live chatting if you want to get to know someone.
So when should you make sure to be online? Weekend afternoons and evenings.
Around 5pm Friday is when online dating sites really start hopping. The daily grind of work or school is over, and now attention is turning to love and flirty fun. Maybe these singles are even hoping to get a date for that night. So if you want to get in on the action, as soon as you get home from work, hop online and log in.
Saturday is also a fairly big day, though the busy time of day depends. A lot of singles sleep in on Saturdays or have various commitments throughout the day. So daytime Saturdays are hit and miss. The best times for hopping into your online dating sites on Saturdays are afternoon and evening hours. So if you are looking to up your chances of make some quick connections, set aside some time for online dating surfing time on Saturdays.
According to research, the biggest day and time for online dating is Sunday afternoon.
Why? Well, most people don’t plan get-togethers then, because they are prepping for work or school the next day. Lots of people like to rest and relax on Sunday afternoons. For singles, this means hanging out online, and this means logging into their favorite dating websites.
I remember when I was very active in online dating. It seemed like my weekday was so full, with work during the date and various commitments most every evening. I almost always spent time with friends on Fridays and Saturdays, but then came Sunday. I had Sunday afternoons and evenings all to myself. It became a ritual for me to log in and see who I could talk to.
So if you aren’t currently taking advantage of the high time of Sunday afternoons, set your alarm, pencil it into your calendar–whatever you need to do–to get online. Try it this coming Sunday and see for yourself how many more online daters are online.