Match's chief scientific adviser, Helen Fisher, said that might be because summertime is the mating season in many species — and even though humans breed all year long, "increasing light does give us a sunny personality and more energy and optimism — all of which could increase our sexuality.” If you're thinking about joining a dating site in the near future, and if you're somewhat terrified by the prospect of that we're more attracted to people in expansive — as opposed to contracted — postures, even if we don't consciously realize it.
Men especially appear more attractive to women when they're holding their arms upward in a "V," reaching out to grab something, or standing in another expansive position.
Every person I’ve ever dated, including the man I married, I met in real life. Even if you know, for a fact, that you will never date any of your coworkers (which is probably a good thing), you never know who they might ask, from outside the office, to tag along. I don’t mean inviting yourself to whatever events aren’t “public,” but if you see that one of your Facebook friends is going to an art exhibit opening or a reading at the local bookstore, RSVP and go.
Whether it was a bar, work (yes, bad idea, I know), or at one of the many media events that I used to frequent back in my social days (I’m exhausted just thinking about it! It's a great way to find out what's going on and to get slightly outside your comfort zone, without having to show up somewhere completely alone. Getting up and going out, especially this time of year, seems like cruel and unusual punishment, but if you’re going to meet someone IRL, you have to venture out into the real world.
In fact, OKCupid found that women are 2.5 times more likely to receive a response to their messages than men are.Or, hey, maybe it's that people look better when they aren't bundled up in an oversized turtleneck sweater.Dating site Match told Business Insider that July tends to be one of its busiest months.Once upon a time, in an age before the Internet, the only way to meet people was to leave your apartment and interact with humanity.I know it’s a scary thought — leaving your couch, taking off your sweatpants, putting your Netflix binging on pause, and going out to meet people — but that’s just how the world worked.