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Plenty of Fish is predicting that Sunday, January 1 is going to be the online dating platform's busiest day of the year.

The company expects new member sign ups to reach 110,546 — a 48% increase from the average daily rate in 2016. This isn't the first time that the first Sunday of the new year was expected to yield major traffic for online dating websites.

"After watching football games and going to New Year's Day parties solo, singles often think about new beginnings," online dating expert Julie Spira wrote last year on

"From joining a gym to going on a diet, the list often includes finding someone to have a meaningful relationship with." Other reasons for the New Year's sign up explosion, according to Spira, include the prevalence of December breakups and the toll that watching couples having romantic holidays can take on people who aren't in relationships.

Last year, both Match and Plenty of Fish predicted Sunday, January 3 would be the biggest day for new member sign ups of the year.

If you're thinking about joining some online dating services as a New Year's resolution, you aren't alone.

According to a survey of more than 1,000 members of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority, conducted by Fish Brain, about half of women found Tinder profile photos of men holding fish were more attractive than those without.

(Ed Wray/AP)According to a survey of more than 1,000 members of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority, conducted by Fish Brain (an app and social network for anglers), about half of women found profile photos of men holding fish were more attractive than those without.

In online dating, you want to stand out and be anything but common. You make snap judgments -- aka left or right swipes -- about someone based on their cute, kooky or creepy snapshots.

But since the app started letting users include their jobs and education in November, daters are getting fuller pictures of their potential... You make snap judgments -- aka left or right swipes -- about someone based on their cute, kooky or creepy snapshots.

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