The most popular day of the year for online dating has been revealed 2 years ago

The most popular day of the year for online dating has been revealed

Get those profiles updated...

Turns out a new year brings an increase in online dating, so much so, that dating experts are expecting a 37% increase as people return to work.

According to The Irish Sun, 3 January is the most popular day of the year for online dating. A study, which was conducted by the dating app Match, found that people are most likely to search for suitable partners on their first day back in the office.

While there is a surge in online dating at the start of the month, it takes on average nearly two weeks to set a first date, with 16 January being the most popular date.

Jenny Mitchell, of online dating app Match, said, "with the Christmas festivities over, January is the time many people embrace a fresh start and get back into the dating game. There is no mistletoe or Christmas parties to break the ice, so dating apps are a fun and easy way to find out if there is someone out there for you. And with more people likely to be online on 3 January than at any other time this year, your chances of success will be even higher.”