COVID-19 Didn't Stop Gen-Z From Swiping Right on Tinder This Year
“If COVID doesn’t take you out, can I?”
With 2020 finally coming to a close, Tinder has released its annual Tinder Year In Swipe Report revealing the app‘s top dating trends of the year. According to the company, Gen-Z continued to search for love despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on Tinder’s findings, supporting the Black Lives Matter movement became essential for many users. “Mentions of BLM grew 55 times in 2020, exceeding use of the term ‘hook-up’ by the year’s end.” Users also found a way to get creative with voting through the use of their bios, including the use of the phrase: “Only swipe right if you’re voting.”
Sharing TikTok videos also became a way to find something in common between two people. “TikTok mentions grew eight times in 2020 and peaked in May.” Elsewhere, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” became the dating app’s number one anthem, “inspiring many to put their sexual positivity out there and share their twerking with matches.”
Of course, what’s a dating profile without a cheesy pick-up line? According to Tinder’s data, pandemic-related pick-up lines took over such as: “Let’s be like the Coronavirus and catch each other” or “Wash your hands so you can come hold mine.” Finally, matches went on virtual dates – Animal Crossing being the most popular venue for both parties.
Find out what else trended this year in the video above.