If finding love is at the top of your New Year’s resolution list, then look no further than “Dating Sunday.” This celebrated day has become the prime time for love-seekers to flock to dating apps, making it the ideal chance to find a partner after the holiday season.
Increased Activity on Dating Apps
Dating platforms like Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel experience a surge in activity on Dating Sunday. Tinder, in particular, anticipates a significant increase in messages and likes, with a projected 22% and 18.2% rise respectively compared to other Sundays throughout the year. Additionally, users tend to respond faster, shaving an average of 19.4 minutes off their response time.
Coffee Meets Bagel, a dedicated platform for those seeking long-term relationships, also witnesses a surge in sign-ups. In 2022 alone, there was a remarkable 47% increase in sign-ups on Dating Sunday compared to the 30 days prior.
The Cost of Finding Love
However, finding love does come with a price tag, even before meeting up for that romantic dinner or drinks. Many dating app users are required to pay a monthly fee if they wish to fully utilize the app’s features and interact with potential matches without any limitations.
To make the most of Dating Sunday, ambitious daters should be prepared to invest at least $20 per month. Hinge+, the lowest subscription tier for the Hinge app, costs $29.99 per month. For those who are more serious about finding a match, they can opt for increased profile exposure by paying $50 per month. Coffee Meets Bagel users can access premium features for $35 per month.
If you’re hoping to kickstart your love life in the new year, mark Dating Sunday on your calendar. With the surge in activity on dating apps and an increased chance of finding a partner, it’s an opportunity worth exploring. Just remember that finding love may require a financial commitment, but the potential rewards are certainly invaluable.
The Cost of Dating Apps
On popular dating app Bumble, the subscription prices are as follows:
- $39.99 for a month
- $19.99 for a week For those seeking a lifetime of dating possibilities, Bumble offers a premium option priced at $229.99.
Other dating apps such as Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel did not provide any immediate response to our request for comment.
However, a spokesperson from Hinge stated that their app has a free version, catering to users in search of “intentional” relationships. Unlike some other apps, the free version of Hinge allows users to see everyone who has expressed interest in them. However, there is a daily limit on the number of likes one can send.
According to a 2023 report by the Pew Research Center, approximately 50% of individuals who have used dating sites or apps have had positive experiences. Furthermore, around 10% of adults in relationships claim to have met their partners through online dating platforms. This number increases to 20% for individuals under the age of 30. Additionally, the report found that approximately one-third of users have paid to use a dating app, with higher-income earners being more likely to do so.
While dating apps are praised for simplifying the process of meeting new people, users have also expressed concerns about safety and harassment on these platforms, as revealed by Pew’s research.
Many users feel that being able to view a person’s profile before initiating interaction is an essential step. However, certain apps require users to pay for this feature. A recent Reddit thread highlighted the perceived high cost of dating apps, with one user expressing frustration over corporations taking advantage of people’s basic desire to meet others for dating purposes.