With longer, brighter days, rooftop happy hours, summer Fridays and more relaxed vibes in the office, there's no doubt the hottest season of the year is prime time for online love. Though it's a common belief that online dating has its peak at the start of the year, when folks start to consider their goals for the next 12 months, every seasonal shifts offers a new challenge to find love for singles.
As online dating expert and dating coach Julie Spira explains, "With every new season, there's an uptick in usage for online daters and new members joining dating sites and apps. So if you're in the market to find love — or at least have a handful of steamy dates — here's why you should go ahead and sign up and put your thumb to work ASAP: People Are Happier In The Summer Though it might be an attractive smile, gorgeous eyes or a fit body that grabs your attention, what will keep it is the personality that comes with it.
And while not everyone suffers from seasonal depression, increased vitamin D and more time spent in the great outdoors, instead of watching the snow fall, makes for overall happier people. And while a sexy style is nice, someone who can laugh, let go and be fun to be around is a much bigger turn on. Whether it's a summer romance that goes from Memorial Day to Labor Day, or actually finding love online, a new season does represent new beginnings," Spira says.
Update Your Profile To Be More Active You might have spent the winter going on skiing trips, tubing down glacier mountains and creating crockpot concoctions you go, dude — but if you still have those icy photos on your profile? Spira says it's time to start the editing process, ASAP.
To attract a summer fling, you want to make sure your profile illustrates all of the outdoor adventures and activities that bring you joy during this season. Not only are active photos more likely to get swipes and engagement, but it shows off the kind of dates that you might propose to a new crush. That includes new photos, updating your bio to include some of your favorite travel adventures or concerts, and refreshing to meet someone new," she says.
If not, include a photo of flying a kite, taking a hike, anything that shows your interests outdoors. Add Your Bucket List Items To Your Profile "If a special concert is on your bucket list, or if you're dying to see your home team play a baseball game, name them in your profile, so your date can see what your interests are," Spira suggests.
From games, to barbecues and bike rides, there's no reason to stay indoors. Just make sure to keep your suggestions within your price range, as some dates may expect — or at least hope — that you'll lift the bill on the first date , even if it's a concert ticket.
Lean Into The Sex Appeal Sitting on the dock of a bay, watching the sunset and noticing the way the sun reflects out of your crush's eyes? It's normal to be mesmerized, and hey, you can blame it on the heat — or on the natural effect of summer. As Spira says, there's a reason so many movies and television shows talk about 'summer romance.
Take advantage of this feeling in the air by planning dates that are outside, adventurous and playful. A more relaxed attitude toward love usually makes the whole process of a first, second, third and countless other dates, that much smoother. Long Weekend Dates Are More Popular So you had a few cocktails while sitting at a sweet cafe on the city streets and you're really diggin' the vibe.
If it was fall, you would be hesitant to ask your date to join your for apple picking or pumpkin searching for a second date, but in the summer? Suggesting a weekend at the shore doesn't seem too out of line, considering Spira says everyone is on perpetual 'vacation mode. While there is never a concrete deadline for when you want to make things 'official' — Spira says that the end of summer is the ideal time to start considering the upcoming 'cuffing' season.
This time period is traditionally considered November 1st through February 15th nope, the day after Valentine's Day isn't a coincidence , and it's when most people get into a brand-spanking new relationship. Kissing under the mistletoe or ringing in a new year is appealing to even those who are confirmed bachelors," she says. So before summer transitions into fall, ask if your fling could turn into something serious.
Ready to get started? While your pals might be talking about using the hottest new dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, if you're looking for dates with people you have a bit more in common with than simply a handful of profile photos and two swipes, here are some great sites to try out. Sick of bot accounts and half-empty, unused profiles on other sites? Click here to check out Zoosk. While it's existed for more than 20 years, it's no ancient relic.