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Making the site more secure for you
March 20, 2017

Dear members,

Starting today, you'll notice that there's a padlock next to the domain name in the address bar. This is because we've just implemented secure browsing.

This means that everything you now do on this site is protected and secure.

If you notice anything unusual following the change please email...more

Make the date or wait?
June 21, 2016

For some time now it has always been the men's job to make the date. They are the ones to make the first approach in a bar, or to ask for a lady's number, but surely this is a relic of the past?

Research has shown that on average, men don't...more

Happy new year
January 20, 2014
Congrats all, you've safely made it into 2014! I love starting a new year. For some reason, it really feels like you can turn your mind off to all the undesirables in the previous year, and start afresh with everything good!

I've done the same with this website....
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Farewell Madiba
December 12, 2013
We all knew this day would come, Madiba lived a great life which should be celebrated. Personally I was surprised by the amount of emotion in the South Africans, myself included. I can just offer my thanks for having been alive and living in South Africa to share in part...more

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Dating in the seasons
June 5, 2013

Does dating have a season? I've often noticed that my friends seem to be single around in the summer, and attached in winter. While this definitely has benefits when it comes to staying warm in the chilly Joburg winters, I had to wonder if this was my imagination, or if it was something of a relationship phenomenon. So onto the web we go.

Mens Health actually did a study on this. Apparently, they monitored people's facebook statuses for the endings of relationships (thanks for respecting our privacy there Mens Heath), and it turns out that there are definite breakup spikes.

The first spike was that all time favourite day of love, Valentines day. It's not like you can forget that day... Maybe a good point here is even if you decide to go no-gift, spoil him or her anyway! The next spike came in Spring time. Looks like some people take spring cleaning pretty seriously. The next date which had a spike was 1 April. Though I think that stat could be related to April fools jokes. I know a lot of people with some pretty weird senses of humours, and I think if they looked at the data more seriously they'd pick up the reverse of this the next day. I just hope their partner had the same sense of humour.

Mondays also had a spike, and I for one can back that up. I'm terribly grumpy on a Monday, so it's best if I avoid all contact with my significant other then :). The last breakup period was, as I had always thought, summer. Summer is an awesome time to be young and single. Lots of time to be out and about, for us in the Southern hemisphere it's our long holiday, and we tend to look our best in summer too, a double spike if you like!

FYI, according to the same survey, the day you're least likely to break up with someone on is Christmas day. I guess nobody wants to be the Grinch who stole Christmas.

So do those stats tie up with the LetsMeet website stats? In fact they do! December and January are by far the busiest month on this dating site. Traffic volumes easily climb 40% during those times! I guess everyone is out and about and looking to meet new people.

How should this affect your dating? Well on the positive side, it could mean less competition in Winter time! Another plus point, is that winter means people are less likely be out having next to nothing on, so it is somewhat of a look leveller. After all it's hard to look bad in a long black coat! If you're a woman, add a pair of boots to the mix and I'll be smiling! People are likely going to be more serious about looking for a partner in winter. Summer may be about the flings, but winter is about connecting!

I'd love to hear your thoughts to dating in winter. There's a forum topic open, so please add your comments there: http://www.letsmeet.co.za/forum/viewtopic.php?p=605


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