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in the real world, the last few times she'd been to wine bars with a girlfriend in the hopes of meeting someone new, she said, "We were like, 'Where are all the people?If you’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places you may want to jump online with other Colorado lonely hearts this Sunday.According to the online dating sites Match.com, Plenty of Fish and Tinder, the first Sunday following the New Year has statistically proven to be the busiest dating day of the year."It's uncomfortable."Wendy Rice, a 33-year-old chef from Hollywood, said she'd also experienced an unusually high frequency of daters playing "chicken" with the bill."Some guy took me out to dinner at Benihana's and he only brought 0. You're taking me out,' " said Rice, who, on the Craigslist ad she posted last week, asked, "What happened to date night? Psychologist Diana Kirschner speculates it's because American men derive so much self-worth from their jobs."A lot of self-esteem and self-love and the identity of being a powerful person is tied up with work in this culture," said Kirschner, a New York City relationship expert and author of the dating guidebook "Love in 90 Days." "It can really stress people out if they're out of work or financially challenged or feel like they can't do their normal courting routine."But even though less income often means lower self-esteem, it doesn't have to be that way, Kirschner said."When there's less money available to go on fancier dates, people can have a very simple connection that's even more fulfilling," she said." "Another guy took me out and said he forgot his wallet."Rice didn't believe him."You left your house. Doing things like going for a walk means there's more talking.We employ more than 400 people and have offices in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and in the USA. We are active in the dating space in 14 countries, like Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Nordics, Australia and many more.