The chances are, if you’re single, you spent yesterday afternoon swiping through Hinge.
Now it’s Monday, and you’re thinking about setting up a date with your new match.
Amongst the many logistics (who is organising the date, and where on earth are you going?), you need to decide what day you’re actually meeting which, let’s face it, is a bit of a minefield.
Is a Tuesday too boring? Is a Friday a waste of a weekend night if the date’s a fail? And who can be bothered to go out on a Monday anyway?
We asked on Twitter – and at Metro HQ – and the response was a mixed bag.
‘Wednesday gets my vote!’ said one user. ‘It’s before the weekend vibes set in, so you don’t look too committed or free of other offers. Monday is too keen to meet, and Tuesday is a nice prep, ‘what shall I wear’, decider day.’
‘My personal rule is no first dates between Thursday and Saturday,’ said one Metro writer.
‘I quite like a Sunday. It implies an early night (so no sex), and I try to arrange it near to where I live, so I can get home easily.’
Meanwhile, others favoured the prime real estate of Friday or Saturday. ‘I think weekends work best,’ said another commenter. ‘You’ve got more time to spend with them.’
But this idea got quashed by one Metro writer. ‘There is absolutely no way I’m wasting a Saturday night with a stranger that I may never see again.’ Fair point.
The dating app, Thursday, has some pretty clear feelings. The app encourages singles to set dates up on – you guessed it – a Thursday, calling it the ‘day for dating’, leaving them the rest of the week to ‘spend time on you.’
So is there a definitive answer? Dating expert for Match, Hayley Quinn, says some days are better than others.
She told Metro.co.uk: ‘Aim for a Wednesday or Thursday evening, or a Sunday brunch.
‘Friday or Saturday nights are likely to be saved for socialising with friends and not seen as worth spending on a first date.
‘Mondays and Tuesdays are also out, as people usually won’t want a late night or to get out of their routine too early in the week.’
Hayley says it’s all about the mid-week date.
‘Rather than suggesting a night where your date is likely to have other plans, aim for a mid-week evening date instead. Then if there’s no spark, you can always blame an early start the next day to keep the date short and sweet.’
First appear at Got a new Hinge match? Here are the best (and worst) days of the week for a first date