Summertime, summertime, a good time to head outside, soak up some sun and apparently, according to a new study by OkCupid , have yourself a one-night stand. That’s right, the month of June is when it’s all happening as far as one-night stands go. Yes, this month. The one we’re in RIGHT NOW. Yes, I am talking to you. OkCupid even has actual DATA to back up this revelation that June is the best month for one-night stands.
According to our data, there’s a 17% increase on average in people looking for one night stands in April, May and June. June is the most popular month for this trend, with 33% more people looking for a one night stand compared to the other eleven months of the year. Yup — you’re in peak season. Right now.
Look, they even made a snazzy chart too! Okay, that’s cool, but why is June the best month for one-night stands, huh? Answer that question for me…
OkCupid Data Scientist Dale Markowitz says it’s likely due to the transitory nature of summer.
“More students, vacationers, interns and other travelers join OkCupid during this time,” she says. “Since these members are not necessarily tied to the place where they’re dating, maybe they are less likely to look for a serious commitment.”
How exactly does one become a Data Scientist? It sounds like a cool job. Sorry. Back to the study. Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., a professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, agrees with Dale.
“I would say that the increase [of interest in one night stands] in the summer (assuming in Northern Hemisphere) reflects the warmer weather and perhaps less inhibition as one is wearing fewer clothes,” she says. “People are more willing and able to get out of the house when they’re not dealing with snow, rain, and freezing temperatures. The ‘one night stand’ nature of this behavior may reflect, as well, fewer inhibitions with those warmer temperatures.”
So basically, less clothes = less inhibitions? Who would have thunk it? Now get on out there and get to shagging. July will be here before you know it.