Because my first blog post was more of an introductory foray into JBlogging, I’ll use this one as my first “official” substantive post. Enter: the obligatory New Year/new you/dating resolutions/fresh start motivational advice piece on how to snag a guy by simply being more positive, going to more events, and always looking your best. If only it were that easy, right? Instead, I offer to you a new mantra for the New Year: It only takes one. Dating is pretty much a numbers game, and I’ll talk about this more in a future post. But for now, I want to focus on the power of one.
According to my rigorous research (Google), online dating membership and activity peaks between January 1 and Valentine’s Day, and JDate is no exception. This membership surge makes sense – people are resolving to look for love in the New Year, no one wants spend cold nights binge watching Netflix alone, and maybe others were not-so-subtly gifted a JDate subscription from their mom for Hanukkah. Whether you’re a long time online dater or new to the site, and whatever your reason for being here, take advantage of the post-holiday season because the numbers are currently in your favor!
So, how does this all tie together? I’ll explain: With new members showing up in your search, it’s easy to scroll through new faces in pursuit of your perfect guy or girl. But this year, resolve to search for the person that is perfect for YOU, not perfect on paper, and not perfect for your friend. Try something different this January – change one thing about your search criteria. It can be something as small as increasing your preferred age range by a couple years in either direction, or expanding your mileage, especially if you’re in a smaller city, or opening yourself up to a few more categories of religiosity. I’m not asking you to buy a new wardrobe or dye your hair or even to revamp your profile for the New Year. Just try out a more tailored, refined search in an effort to to increase the chances of finding your best match.
So what if expanding your age range or mileage gets you only one new match? Great! That’s another person in your personal numbers game, and who knows – he or she could be YOUR one. Remember, there might be hundreds of new people joining JDate, but for your purposes, it only takes one!