If you’re looking to get lucky this year without having to deal with any sort of commitment, then June may be your best time to do it, according to data compiled by OkCupid.
From 2013 to 2016, the dating website monitored answers to the question “About how long do you want your next relationship to last?” which was posed to the site’s 18 million users. Ranging from one night to forever, the responses showed that there was a 17-percent uptick in people looking for one-night stands in the month of April, May and June.
So why the uptick in no-strings-attached relationships during the early summer months? Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., a professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, thinks she has the answer.
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,” Whitbourne told OKCupid.“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.”
In other words, expect things to be heating up in a different way this month.