... or at least, according to Opposites Connect CEO, Larry Wilson. An email from one of his staff shared:
"Maybe it's because the holiday season is approaching and mistletoe is looking grimmer than ever. Truth is, the Winter season online dating sees a spike in first dates because bad weather motivates singles to get out of the house in the evening time."
I'm not sure if I agree with this statement, and thus why I'm sharing it with all of you. Yes, online dating sites do see a spike in October, although January and February are the hottest of the hot spots. October, to me, is the month to meet folks because of Halloween and all of its costumed festivities - a built-in ice breaker for even the most shy amongst us. And yes, many singles aren't fond of navigating the holidays without a partner in tow, so the increase makes double sense. But the weather? That's not something I've considered.
What do you think readers? Why do dating sites see increases in their user base in October? Why do you think October is one of the busiest months for dating?