2016 dating trends
Apparently, people who have a bachelor’s degree or higher are seen as more attractive, and they get 17 percent more replies to their messages.
Bet they didn’t tell you that at freshman orientation, did they? Pro tip: Don't wait too long to respond to messages, because if you wait longer than a day to reply, the response rate isn’t too favorable at a measly 45 percent.
Fully 22% of 18- to 24-year-olds now report using mobile dating apps, a more than fourfold increase from the 5% who reported using dating apps in 2013.
These young adults are now more likely than any other age group to use mobile dating apps.
As 2017 nears its end and we prepare to welcome 2018 in just a few days, online dating site Zoosk took a good look at the past year and analyzed data from over 40 million users, and uncovered exactly what the online dating world was like this year, and how much it's changed compared to previous years.
And so, per Zoosk's massive and highly detailed analysis, here are the 10 biggest dating trends of 2017.
Throughout human history, people have sought assistance from others in meeting romantic partners – and Americans today are increasingly looking for love online by enlisting the services of online dating sites and a new generation of mobile dating apps.
But even though we're more digitally connected than ever, more and more people may be jumping on a new dating trend to find a different kind of connection: traveling.As was the case in previous Pew Research Center surveys of online dating, college graduates and the relatively affluent are especially likely to know people who use online dating or to know people who have entered into a relationship that began online.Nearly six-in-ten college graduates (58%) know someone who uses online dating, and nearly half (46%) know someone who has entered into a marriage or long-term partnership with someone they met via online dating.mention of guacamole will bring about a 144 percent increase in messages, and talking about potatoes will increase your messages by 101 percent. However, if you reply in the same day, there’s a 62 percent chance she's going to respond to you. This year, the single most popular day for dating apps was November 15th, with 11 percent more activity than the daily average.So, when in doubt, just talk about food, guacamole, or potatoes. In 2015, if you were to casually mention you’re a vegetarian, you would have gotten 100 percent fewer replies than the average, because vegetarians are usually annoying. If you want lots of replies to the messages you send, try swiping in Ohio, because apparently, women in Ohio send more messages than in any other state. I’m going to make an educated guess and presume that’s the day cuffing season officially commenced.
That said, maybe you should turn off the filters, lower your standards, and accept whatever comes your way.