5 reasons why now is the perfect time to start online dating

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It’s ok to be cynical about Valentine’s Day. It’s overpriced, it’s over-pressured and let’s face it – it’s a little bit of a cliché. In fact, it’s totally fine if you boycott the day altogether – it’s what I, a hopeless romantic, have been doing for the past six years after all.

But as much as I believed, and still do believe, that it’s all a bit of a farce, it’s also secretly quite nice to exchange token gifts, laugh at the couples getting themselves into a panic over dinner reservations and generally be in love on Valentine’s Day.

I’m sorry, but I think I’ve been converted.

In case you’re in need of converting too, here’s my top 5 reasons why post-Valentine dating is best:

There’s no pre-Valentine pressure

As the big day looms, I can imagine it gets a little bit tense in the dating world –

online included. There’s an almost tangible pressure to find yourself a special someone in time for roses and set-menu romance. But the worst thing about pre-Valentine dating is that picking your one true love shouldn’t be a last-minute dash – and after all, eHarmony is nothing if it’s not about helping you find Mr or Ms Perfect. So now you’ve got a little more room to relax, get to know people and make the right choices – we’re sure whoever you meet will be worth the wait.

You avoid the awkward do we/don’t we moment 

Imagine you’ve just started dating.  You haven’t said the big ‘I love you’. You might not even know if you’re ready yet. Or maybe you’re wondering if Feb 14th is really the best time for a first date. But without thought to your situation, here comes Valentine’s Day to force the issue. Thanks very much Cupid. But but don’t worry – if you start dating now you’ll have a whole year to figure out how you feel without any awkward holidays to ruin anything. Can you feel the tension easing already?

You can join the people who’ve just made a Valentine’s resolution

However you feel about Valentine’s Day, it is hard on singles. From shops to restaurants, you can’t seem to move for reminders that the rest of the world is apparently deeply in love. So, chances are you won’t be the only one making the decision to meet someone this month. And that means plenty of potential matches for you to choose from.

It’s the easiest and most reliable way to meet people

Ok, it applies all year round, but it feels seriously hard to meet people these days. Not only do you need nerves of steel to make a public approach, but when, in your busy schedule, do you meet them? Enter online dating – you can get to know someone properly before you meet and save yourself the embarrassment of trying to flirt across a busy bar/at work/on the train home. Plus, with eHarmony’s approach to online dating you don’t have to wade through hundreds of incompatible profiles – they do the legwork for you. So, your perfect partner can be found from the comfort of your sofa, rather than the discomfort of a devilish pair of high heels or trussed up in a suit and tie.

Because time waits for no man (or woman)

It’s the start of a new year and there’s never a better time than right now to make positive steps for the future. Seriously – right now!

Convinced? Try registering for eHarmony today to see if you can find your perfect match!


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