A couple who met while online dating during the holiday season.

Looking to get a date in the new year? Now’s the time!

Sometimes being single around the holidays can leave you feeling a little down—all the holiday parties without a date, explaining to your family why you’re not seeing anyone, and then there’s the ever-looming thought of having to watch the New Year’s ball drop without having anyone to kiss at midnight. But thanks to information from the online dating site Zoosk, we know that the holidays are actually one of the best times to be single.

Why? Because it’s the best time to online date! After looking into the behavior of its over 38 million members worldwide, Zoosk found that more people sign up for online dating now than during any other time of the year.

More People Start Online Dating After Christmas
27% more people sign up to start dating in the days after Christmas leading to the new year. That means if you’re thinking about trying out online dating, December 26 through January 3 is the best time to give it a go.

Singles are More Talkative After Christmas Too
Not only are more people signing up for online dating but more people are messaging each other too. On Zoosk, singles send 15% more messages between December 26 through January 3 too.

People in Their 30s, 40s, and Up Are the Most Active
During that time 35–44 year-olds send about 17% more message and those who are 45 and older send 15% more. So if you’re looking for other singles over 40, the odds may be even more in your favor.

The Love Keeps Coming All the Way through January
After the holidays, there’s still a lot of action. The month of January gets 10% more sign ups than the rest of the year. And both men and women continue to send more messages—men send 5% more and women send 7% more.

Whether you’re looking for that perfect date for New Year’s Eve or someone to start a serious relationship with in the year ahead, know that you’re not alone. More singles are looking to date now than during any other time. So take advantage of this peak time and give it a try. The new year is full of new possibilities!

Megan Murray

Editor-in-Chief of The Date Mix

Megan Murray is the Editor-in-Chief of The Date Mix and works at the online dating site and app Zoosk, that has over 40 million members worldwide. She splits her time between writing for The Date Mix and working on the Zoosk product, which gives her behind-the-scenes knowledge about the world of online dating.