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Winter is coming, great news for dating

The latest installment of dating advice from DIVA Date

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:42:53 GMT | Updated 4 years today

Autumn is here, which means there's no better time to restart your online dating endeavours with a spring in your virtual step.


You may well be mourning the end of summer (such as it was) and beginning to feel the weight of impending winter, but unlike the sinister sounding motto of House Stark in Game of Thrones, winter is actually the busiest, happiest time in online dating, when hoards of dissatisfied singles hit the dating sites in search of love.


Ride that wave and you could be well on your way to finding what you're after - there'll be lots of new faces appearing over the next few months.


Here are three simple things you can do to make sure you're ready for the onslaught.


Refresh your profile pictures


Summer may have been a bit crap weather-wise, but let's face it, this is the best we're going to get. Over the summer we tend to be fitter, happier and healthier and we go on holidays, which means you should have a whole load of new pictures to show off your best side to your potential partners.


Yes, pictures are certainly not everything, especially not on DivaDate, but they do help. If nothing else, having a picture you like on your profile makes you feel more confident, which means you'll be more likely to actively seek out women to contact.


This is a good thing to do on dating sites even if you just set up a free profile to test the water. 


Refresh your profile


While you're still flying high on the joys of summer, it's time to take a look at the stuff you've written and see if it's as upbeat and attractive as you'd like it to be. If there's one thing people seek out in the dreary winter months it's someone who can bring them a sense of optimism and fun and you can totally be that person.


So write about your fun times now, while everything is still fresh in your mind.


Get back into the dating habit


Summer is traditionally a slower time on dating sites, because nobody wants to spend too much time in front of the computer when they could be going out with friends till late. When we're busy having fun in the sun with our social circle, going out on mystery dates may not seem quite as important.


Now, while the weather's not completely awful, is the time to get back into the dating habit, so that if you don't find anyone by winter, you'll be used to actively searching and dating and won't be tempted to become a shut in.


So start allowing yourself time to search sites, contact women and go on dates, at least once a week if you're busy, more if you can afford the time and want to be more active. Make it casual, make it fun, make it so it's an enjoyable experience for you even if nothing happens.


By the time winter comes, you want to be primed for making the most of the bounty.


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