If you were looking to score a Vaentine's Day date that night but still have no plans, don't be discouraged. Pull out your phone and start swiping. According to recent data released by Tinder, they saw a 10 percent increase in Tinder usage on Valentine's Day last year. So finding a Valentine's date at the very last-minute is very possible.
“As most might imagine, Tinder users do look for a date or match on Valentine's Day because there is a great deal of pressure around finding someone special on such a romantic day," Tinder Sociologist, Dr. Jess Carbino said in a release. "We have a shared understanding culturally that Valentine's Day is an annual occasion where people should express their love for each other. We see cards, chocolates, and other gifts exchanged between people who deeply care for each other. Most singles want to share and experience similar feelings during this time of the year. As a result, many people are motivated to find a match they can connect with just before, or on Valentine's Day.”
One important thing to keep in mind is where you're swiping. When it comes to looking for love, numerous studies have found that location matters. Some cities are just more singles-friendly than others. If you're anywhere near the following places, you might be in luck. According to Tinder, these were the top 10 cities with the most matches in February 2016: