When is the Best Time of Day to Use Online Dating Sites?

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Online dating is a 24/7 world – you can start your search for a man or woman any time of the day, any time of the week and any time of the month. But when is actually the best time to find most people online?

The obvious answer is that it all depends on your personal life. Your time dating online might be affected by the time and days you work, when you are involved in regular activities or hobbies, or the time you spend with family and friends. 

When are most people online dating?

If we are taking everything out of the equation then between 8pm and 9pm in your region is the busiest times on most online dating sites and apps as singles wind down at home alone wondering why they don’t have anyone to snuggle up to.

While that one hour period is when the highest percentage of users are logging into dating sites, it isn’t the be all and end all of finding yourself a date. After all, there are 23 other hours a day when you can find your dream partner.

You might work shift work, or at weekends, and that will mean you aren’t online at the same time others are having their downtime at home.

Equally you might play sport, be involved in a club or be out at a bar with friends in the evening while the majority of singles are online dating.

Or that 8-9pm period might be when you sit down to family dinners or spend time with your loved ones.

Finding the right time to start online dating

All the above points to one thing – only you can determine the right time for you to be dating online.

Yes, the statistics tell when the greatest number of singles are online at any one time. But you can only do what you can do.

If mornings are when you have most free time, you will find people with a similar schedule also online at that point. Equally, that also applies to afternoons, evenings and even through the night.

The good thing is that you will have something in common from the outset, and if anything else have similar free time when it comes to organise dates if you have a spark from the initial conversation online.

Try online dating at different times of the day

You should also try online dating at different times of the day. If you are regularly using dating sites but sticking to one specific time or day, you will probably be seeing the same single women or men a lot of the time.

If that is the case, eventually you will run out of singles to introduce yourself to or browse the profiles of.

It is a good idea to vary the times you are online. By doing that, you will suddenly find that a whole host of local singles are online who you have yet to meet. It is undoubtedly the best way to discover potential new partners. After all, you wouldn’t keep going to the same bar at the same time of the week in search of singles over and over again would you?

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