Everything You Need to Know About Dating Sunday

Everything You Need to Know About Dating Sunday

When January 1st approaches, it's hard to resist the fresh-start feels. We’re all thinking about hitting our reset buttons, shaking up old routines, and going into January ready to start something new. Whether you're a seasoned swiper or a first-timer ready to dive into the digital dating pool, we’ve got a juicy secret: there’s no better time than January to make the plunge. 

You might know that Dating Sunday falls in January and is also dubbed National Dating Day. This year, it’s coming on January 7th, 2024. Dating Sunday is one of the most significant events in the world of online dating, bringing around new opportunities to find your perfect partner. Dating Sunday is known to be the most active day of the year on dating apps, so you might be more likely to find your ideal Bumble connection.

If you’re looking for someone to wine and dine, a person you can cozy up and chill with, or someone to match your energy, you might want to mark Dating Sunday in your calendar. Now you have the date in your calendar, have a read of our expert guide on making meaningful connections on the busiest day on dating apps, giving you the best possible start to your year of dating.

What is Dating Sunday?

Dating Sunday evolved into a cultural phenomenon back in 2016, when dating experts noticed a significant increase in activity amongst online daters on the first Sunday of the year. 

The trend seems to have been born from the collective mindset shift that the new year brings. Come January 1st, we tend to set our sights on our personal goals, which for many of us means finding love. This leads plenty of us to reflect on our lives and get motivated to let go of old dating habits, avoid toxic traits, and ditch red flags. If you’re looking for a date, you might feel motivated to seek new connections with a fresh approach to dating.

Why is Dating Sunday important is you're looking for love?

Being a part of Dating Sunday could enhance your chances of making authentic connections. This day brings a tidal wave of daters, new and old, making sure everyone gets a fresh experience on their go-to dating apps. It's not just your typical Sunday—it's a Sunday filled with exciting possibilities.

Sometimes, taking the leap into online dating can be challenging. And even for those with more experience, keeping up the energy to find what you're looking for can be challenging. That's exactly what may make Dating Sunday a game-changer. We’re all in the same boat on this one day a year, bringing the excitement and butterflies back into the dating game and kicking the year off with a bang. Get ready to reconnect with a sense of adventure, explore new connections, and, most importantly, make the most of your Bumble experience.

Now that you know the ins and outs, let’s delve into expert dating tips tailored for making the most of Dating Sunday. Whether you’re a newcomer or know Bumble like the back of your hand, these tips will guide you through the process so you can make the most of the busiest day in the Bumble calendar. 

Tips for Dating Sunday

Freshen up your profile

It’s a new year, which means out with the old and in with the new. Now, don’t get it twisted—it’s essential to stay true to yourself, especially when it comes to online dating. But our number one tip in preparing for National Dating Day? Optimizing your dating profile. 

Start by fine-tuning the look and feel. You’ll want to update your interests, profile prompts, and photos to reflect your current self. Ideally any photos you choose should have been taken recently, and we recommend avoiding anything older than three years.

Don’t forget to craft a compelling bio that tells the story of your personality. Include some top conversation starters that’ll have potential matches jumping at the opportunity to chat it up with you. Tell them how you spend your free time, what you’re passionate about, and what matters most to you.

We love authenticity

In the game of online dating, authenticity always comes out on top. Be yourself and showcase your true personality. Genuine connections stem from honesty, so don’t be afraid to let your true self shine. 

Those who get the real you will land in your queue, and if they don't, they weren’t meant for you anyway. Your authenticity is like glue—it binds everything together and lays the groundwork for strong and healthy relationships to blossom.

Use those Bumble features to get ahead

When it comes to dating on the most popular dating day of the year, you’re going to want to stand out from the crowd. You’ll want to use every opportunity to find an amazing connection, but also make sure that amazing connection sees you, too. 

Luckily, Bumble has a range of features that can enhance your Dating Sunday experience. If you see someone you really, really like, you can let them know you’re serious with a SuperSwipe. Know what you want? Use advanced filters to get specific and find a connection that fits your idea of a perfect match. 

And if the day gets super busy with new chats and connections, you can use Rematch or Extend to give yourself a little extra time to start a conversation with someone new. 

Now, the excitement of Dating Sunday may get too much (we totally feel you) and have you tapping away at your phone at superspeed. You may even find yourself in that frustrating situation where you accidentally swipe left on someone you think you’d like to date. But no worries—you can put those moments behind you with Backtrack, which lets you undo any accidental left swipes. 

Upgrade to Bumble Premium or Bumble Boost to access these features, or check in your app to purchase extras like SuperSwipes. 

Set your intentions

Always keep in mind your dating goals for the year. What are you hoping to get from dating? What are you looking for in a relationship? Understanding your desires and intentions will really help when it comes to dating with clarity and purpose.

And last but not least, make sure that you approach Dating Sunday with a positive mindset. Be open to new connections, and don’t be discouraged if you don’t feel them coming right away. 

So, as Dating Sunday approaches, seize the opportunity to start a journey of meaningful connections with Bumble by your side. By using our top expert tips, you’ll be more than ready to tackle the digital dating jungle with confidence. Remember, Dating Sunday isn’t just another trend or date on the calendar—it's the gateway to a world of possibilities and potential new connections.

Before you embark on your Dating Sunday adventure, it’s always important to keep safety in mind and follow online dating best practices. Make sure you meet any new connections in public spaces before considering more intimate settings, and stay true to yourself when online. Here’s to a successful and fulfilling Dating Sunday—may it mark the beginning of your new chapter filled with love, laughter, and happiness.

Looking for somewhere to spend Dating Sunday? Sign up for Bumble now and get ready for the new year!