Whether you're a proud user of each and every dating site, from Uniform Dating (is that still a thing?) to Single Farmers ('for countryside lovers', apparently), if you've ever dabbled in online dating, you'll be interested to learn that there is a way to maximise your chances of finding a summer romance - and it could be as simple as setting yourself a little reminder (oh, modern romance you never fail to amaze us...)

According to new research...
The best time to find love online is at 2pm on a Tuesday, which sees a 194 % increase in activity compared to other times of the week.

Busy at that time? What could be more important…?
Don't worry, 9 out of 10 of the biggest spikes in online dating happen on a Monday and Tuesday around lunchtime – perhaps it’s the 'back to work blues' – playing a part. What's more, 15% of users surveyed admitted to arranging a date on their lunch break.

Meanwhile, the worst time to find a date appears to be a Sunday evening, with the fewest users online at 8pm. Ah, l'amour.

Roll on 2pm Tuesday.

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There are 3 times more people using online dating than 3 years ago!

Despite online dating being the norm for many of us new research by Pew Research Center has revealed the amount of young adults looking for love online has tripled since 2013! Yes, 27% of recipients are now looking for love online compared to only 10% 3 years ago in 2013.

Why? The increase has been due to how we live our lives and how we use our phones – for everything - according to the research.

Aaron Smith, from Pew Research Centre said, "The rapid growth we’ve seen in dating apps use speaks both to the changing nature of dating among younger folks today, and also the extent to which these apps are in many ways perfectly in line with the way that cohort interacts with the world."

What we think… Online dating is no longer the ‘big deal’ it once was or something to be frowned upon, in fact it’s pretty cute telling people you met online in our experience.

About 80% of people who responded to the study who have used online dating agree it's a good way to meet people, and 62% said it helps them find better dates because they can get to know more people before meeting in person.

Tried it and love it? Let us know, we'd love to hear from you.

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When should you... hold hands? Stay over? Take a trip?

A recent study have revealed a timeline of a ‘typical’ relationship – it says that the six month mark is often seen as make or break time in a relationship - why? Because this is when three key relationship milestones take place: the revealing of one’s imperfections i.e. smoking (173 days), the first argument (170 days) and when most parental introductions take place (24%).

The survey looked at over 2,000 men and women to map out the average dating journey, from first meeting to having children - as well as uncovering the secret of the six month rule along the way. 

Over a quarter (27%) of us wait between 1 and 2 weeks to sleep with their partner whilst 23% wait one month. However 60% would introduce their partner to their best friend within a month. Cheeky!
‘I love you’ happens on average at five months of dating (144 days), with us loved up lot also seeing this as the perfect time to embark on a more modern dating milestone: updating their social media relationship status (157 days).

So what if your relationship isn’t falling within these time frames?

Don’t worry at all. Each relationship moves at its own pace and everyone Is different if no on the surface then underneath. It’s just nice sometimes to have a little reassurance by comparing our experiences with others. We all ask our friends, ‘When did you know your partner was The One?’ or, ‘How long did you wait before you kissed?’ – it’s natural.

Our advice - do it your way, everyone and every relationship is unique. 

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The saying ‘first impressions count’ is never more true than on a first date. 

According to a recent study, it takes women just 7 seconds to make up their mind about a person – and many of us don’t even realise we’re doing it! So how do you ensure the first 7 seconds are the best they can be? Here’s your go to guide on how to impress a girl guys… 

Relax - it’s only a date
Unless you are a serial dater with women lined up like job interviews - a date should be an enjoyable thing - something that you’ve been looking forward to.
Being positive is something your date will pick up on, arriving glum or overly nervous you are, arrive with a big smile and she’ll file you under positive and upbeat. 

Time keeping
Now that you have a spring in your step and a big smile of your face, it’s time to remember the second rule of thumb for successful first impression - time keeping. Trains are running late? If you really are going to be late then let her know straight away.

Scrub up
So now we have you positive and on time, now to look your best. We’re not saying a suit but a clean shirt and shoes won’t go unnoticed.  

Once you are there, well dressed and on time - and with about 4 seconds left, now is the time to seal the deal. 

Be direct
By which we mean, make eye contact, great her warmly, and lean in for a cheek kiss. Taking the lead with contact, when you first meet, gives the impression of confidence. She is likely to be nervous too, so don’t worry. 

Do your research
And lastly do your research. The last thing any girl wants when she’s on a date is to spend the first twenty minutes deciding where to go… if you know the area and nothing specific has been planned, then maybe make a suggestion or go get a coffee so you can decide under less pressure. 

So there you have it - now let’s get out there - meet someone today at Magic Dating.