Online dating sites see a big surge of new members signing up at the beginning of the year.Whether you vowed to make love a priority in 2013 or your relationship ran its course over the holidays, you’ll be in fine company with other singles looking for love online this year. Here's what you need to know about the most popular sites.You do not have an expiration date, after which point you will cease to be worth anything to anyone else.Once you've really had a chance to figure out who you are and what you want out of life, you're less likely to end up with someone who's actually all wrong for you.If your friends are no longer setting you up, it’s time to take matters into your own hands. (Check out these tips for taking a perfect pic every time).
The worst time was after a six-year relationship went kibosh (translation: he dumped me). Sure, I was busy moaning, moping, sobbing, and sighing for the first six or eight post-dump months, but by month 10, I thought I was ready to move on. Luckily, the objects of my affection managed to make things clear before anything embarrassing happened, but there were a couple close calls.Their team has published some research claiming that poor grammar really can have an impact on your dating success, or lack thereof — and an enormous one at that.The website's findings indicate that nearly half of the 9,000 singles polled (48 percent) consider grammar to be a deal breaker in online dating. It's true that the stats vary between genders: 60 percent of men wouldn’t let grammar get in the way of pursuing a date, but 65 percent of women would. Being single - especially while you're young - can be the best thing to ever happen to you, once you get over everyone else telling you how bad you should feel about it. As women, we have it drilled into our heads from day one that the presence of a significant other should be your main source of validation and confidence, but look here - if you didn't know it already, let me be the first to tell you that that is an absolute joke.
Maybe that's because nearly a quarter of the polled singles think poor grammar means someone's uneducated or unintelligent, while about the same number (27 percent) think that person is "lazy" or "just doesn’t care." RELATED: IKEA: Comedian Tyler Fischer pretends to be store's couples therapist In arguably their most interesting finding, the website claims that contrary to popular belief, using a period at the end of a text message impresses singles. RELATED: 10 couples on TODAY's Plaza reveal their secrets to a strong relationship However, she added, looking into someone's education and career can be a good indicator of their intelligence level.