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Weather and Dating: How Weather Controls Your Love Life

A couple in the snow wrapped up in a blanket together snuggling.

Are you a Californian, experiencing atypical high temperatures during the supposed winter season? Or are you a New Yorker, suffering through blisteringly low temperatures and record amounts of snow? No matter what state you live in, this much is clear: the winter season has certainly brought out some of the most extreme, bizarre weather we’ve seen in recent memory. But are weather and dating really connected?

During the months of November 16th to December 16th, the online dating site Zoosk analyzed and compared data of thousands of its subscribers in some of the biggest metropolitan cities in the United States to see what kind of dating patterns and activity resulted from unseasonably cold and warm temperatures.

If you are looking for love in the cities of San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, New York, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Houston, Denver, Boston, or Miami, check out the data below to see how weather affects online dating activity in your city. A rainy/sunny/foggy/snowy day could increase your chance at finding that special someone!

Rain
Don’t rush to update your profile when it’s raining out, unless you live in NYC or Miami.

Snow
When the snowflakes start to fall, it’s time to log-in to your online dating profile!

Fog
Online dating sign-ups roll in with the fog – with the exception of ever-so-foggy San Francisco.

Thunderstorms
It’s hit or miss for where to find thunderstorm-induced sign-ups, but this much is clear – during a thunderstorm:

Traveling between cities or thinking about moving?
Zoosk also compared temperature thresholds in several cities to see what kind of similar activity level matched up with respective temperatures.

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