Are you ready for peak dating season?
Maybe it’s the pressure of impending Valentine’s Day, or maybe it figured high on everyone’s list of New Year’s resolutions, but statistics show that this is the time of year when a lot of guys put some focus and energy into dating.
We’ve been studying the numbers at Gaydar. With over 20 years of experience in the ups and downs of dating, one of the clear trends that has emerged from Gaydar’s community is that February is one of the busiest dating months in the calendar.
What do the numbers tell us?
It’s at this time of year that guys are registering themselves on dating platforms like Gaydar, it’s at this time of year that guys are sending the most messages, it’s at this time of year that guys are meeting up to see where a conversation may take them.
Looking back over the data for the last few years, the first two weeks of February sees a 44% spike in guys using Gaydar to see who might be in their location and looking for some fun.
This peak in activity means that right now is a great time to set-up your online dating profile, or refresh it to make sure that it best reflects who you are and what you’re interested in.
Why is February peak dating season?
There’s lots of reasons why this time of year is such a peak of dating activity.
In the northern hemisphere, we’ve survived a bleak January and we’re looking to spice up those winter nights with bit of romance and a bit of man-on-man action.
In the southern hemisphere, this is the height of summer. There’s LGBTQ Pride celebrations to enjoy. Everyone’s outside enjoying the warm weather, and bodies are bronzed and on display.
How to make the most of peak dating season
Be open to possibilities. If someone suggests meeting up or asks you out, look for ways to make it happen.
Be proactive. Don’t sit back and wait for the world to discover you. Send some messages. Reach out to people that you fancy. Be the one to suggest catching up and spending some time together.
Be adventurous. Break out of your day-to-day routines. Try new things. If you want to meet new people you’re going to have to break out of your comfort zone .