In a year when the most popular emoji was a person shrugging – reflecting the year’s overarching theme of never-ending uncertainty – Tinder is sharing some additional 2020 dating trends.
The annual Year in Swipe reports that the coronavirus, BLM protests and the US Presidential election were top of mind in Tinder user conversations and app bios.
But folx also sought to make light of the COVID-19 predicament, by looking for clever ways to connect, giving rise to lines such as “quarantine and chill.” Additionally, safe socially-distanced dating was top of mind for singles looking to connect in the summertime, with mentions of masks up tenfold (this included emphasis on donning that mask properly by covering the nose and mouth).
Not supporting the BLM movement was a deal-breaker for many, with a focus on racial injustice increasing even exceeding mentions of hook-ups.
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The dating platform also shared that the Presidential election meant users encouraged one another to go out and vote.
Other notable trends include the unapologetically sex-positive anthem “WAP,” Tik Tok, Tiger King and Animal Crossing.
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