It's time for the biggest holiday of the year — not Christmas, not New Year's, not even Arbor Day. It's almost time for Dating Sunday. What is Dating Sunday? The first Sunday of the New Year just happens to be the busiest online dating day of the year. This year, that date is January 6, 2019. It's when people take to their phones, committed to meeting someone, and they start swiping. In 2018, Hinge reported that usage shot up by 22.5 percent on Dating Sunday. And they're not alone. Across dating apps, there's a big surge in use as people decide to make their goals in reality.
People take New Year as an opportunity to accomplish the goals they may have set, and they're more open to trying something new, Tinder told Bustle. Together, this leads them right to online dating. In fact, one Dating Sunday led to 44 million Tinder matches being made in a single day. So, if you're looking for love — or just some fun — it may be the right day to get swiping.
Want to make sure you're ready for Dating Sunday? Here's what to keep in mind.