Usually it’s wanting a fresh start that’s behind the spike in online dating at the start of the year. This year it’s being helped because you’re stuck inside because of the cold, maybe trying to find someone to help you stay warm! Two researchers at dating site Plenty Of Fish crunched numbers from more than 81,000 profiles and 1.8 million messages to find the most desirable traits for singles in 2014. The obvious ones are there…income and education level, but also drinking habits and pet ownership. I’m surprised “police record” didn’t show up on the list!