5 Great Excuses to Stay In and Date This Winter


By Top10BestDatingSites Staff

Need an excuse to stay home this winter? Make 2016 your year to find love without ever stepping foot out of the house, with our top 5 excuses for staying in the warm and meeting your perfect match.

It’s Far Too Cold to Venture Outside

Whether you’ve grown up with -5 degree winters, or you’re new to the Canadian climate, you probably know that the winter is best spent with a mug of hot chocolate and your warmest PJ’s. Worried about getting lonely? With 23 million members and counting on a popular online dating choice like Match.com you’re unlikely to be short of someone to chat to.

Mobile Dating is Actually Less Sociable

With studies showing that mobile dating may soon be losing its winning streak, it’s time to try out some of the online dating websites which work just as well on the big screen. Using dating apps while you’re out often means spending all your time ignoring the people you’re with, and not being able to concentrate on compatibility on your mobile either. If you love the Zoosk app, why not get cozy under a blanket with full sized images and in-built messenger on your desktop?

friends out on phones

Dating Works Best when you Take your TIme

We’re all guilty of swiping too hastily on a pocket sized photo, and wondering whether we should have said yes instead of no to a match. Most of us put far too little information about ourselves into a mobile profile as well. Out and about on the go, both women and men tend to write quick one line messages without really thinking about them, in between other errands and conversations.

One great benefit to staying home is being able to spend real time on both your first impression and your dating skills too. If you’re staying at home and concentrating on your search for the real deal, try a compatibility site like EliteSingles or eHarmony which are worth the time investment and need your full attention to get the most out of.

Desktop to Desktop = Full Attention

And it’s not just you who is taking your time. If you’re trying to have a conversation on an app to app chat, or sending a message to someone’s mobile, you’re going to have to do a lot more to catch their attention.

Using a desktop site means it’s more likely your match is giving you their undivided attention while you chat, and that they will be able to move to audio or video chat when you’re ready to, undistracted by the noises and bustle of being out and about. Loveaholics has a beautifully designed desktop site where you can use all this functionality from the comfort of your living room.

woman wrapped up on couch

More Dating Tools is More Fun

Let’s get a bit nostalgic about the days before smartphones. We used all the dating tools online websites had to offer, whether it’s niche extras like faith videos from Christian Mingle or chatrooms like the fun categories available at Flirt. You simply can’t beat the full screen images, extra features, and the ease of multitasking from one flirty chat to another, or even across multiple websites.

For the ability to keep track of our matches and chats on the go, we love our dating apps and mobile responsive websites. But this winter, you’ll find us wrapped up in a duvet on the sofa, cup’a’soup in hand, ready to find a great date who tempts us out of the house again in time for Valentine’s Day.

Ready to find love but need a steer in the right direction? Our comparison of the best online dating sites in Canada makes it easy to find the right choice for you.

About Top10BestDatingSites Staff

The Top 10 Best Dating Sites staff are your guides to the world of online dating websites and services. The team navigates the world of online dating and share their findings to help readers find online dating success. Our team includes dating experts Laurel House, Ken Solin, James Preece, Erika Ettin, Nida Sea, Vanae Tran, Carmelia Ray and many more talented writers. Top 10 Best Dating Sites staff have extensive first-hand experience in: signing up for and using various online dating sites; researching the ever-growing online dating market; and copywriting and editing for various online and print publications about online dating.


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