Find your person with the help of dating experts.
Dating can be exhausting even when things are going well, but swiping through dating apps is honestly usually pretty miserable. And even though new dating apps are cropping up all the time (like the new edition of Tinder, just for students), sifting through profiles isn’t exactly much fun.
So if you’re really looking to optimize your matches, let the pros at Tinder and Bumble help you out. We’ve rounded up all their advice so you can score the perfect date in less time.
The Perfect Bio, Based On Science
While we don’t advise lying on your dating profile, it’s worth noting that some bits of information stand out more than others. Tinder conveniently did their own version of Spotify Wrapped this year, revealing just exactly what most people seem to be looking for.
If you like any of the things we’ve listed below, be sure to add them to your profile ASAP. The dates will start coming in no time!
- Unholy (feat. Kim Petras) – Sam Smith, Kim Petras
- Bad Habit – Steve Lacy
- I’m Good (Blue) – David Guetta, Bebe Rexha
- 505 – Arctic Monkeys
- No Role Modelz – J. Cole
- Jimmy Cooks (feat. 21 Savage) – Drake, 21 Savage
- Anti-Hero – Taylor Swift
- Super Freaky Girl – Nicki Minaj
- Die For You – The Weeknd
- As It Was – Harry Styles
- 90s kid
- Trying new things
- Street food
- Road Trips
- Love Island
- Stranger Things
- The Crown
- Mini golf
- Comedy show
- Pottery painting
Another important thing to note is that going on sober dates seems to be the new normal. People feel like there are fewer opportunities to make poor decisions, so the “day date” has become more popular during 2022.
Dating Trends For 2023
If you’re already looking ahead to 2023, Bumble has predicted what the dating landscape will look like for the new year. Here are the biggest trends on the horizon for 2023:
- A third of daters are open to long-distance relationships
- Sex-positivity is increasing (53% say discussing sexual wants and needs early is a must, and 34% are cool with not having sex right now)
- Over a third of daters are willing to date someone who isn’t their typical physical “type”
- Nearly one third of daters aren’t worried about dating the type of person people expect them to
- Over half of those surveyed have set more boundaries over the past year
- 14% say they won’t date someone with an incredibly demanding job
- Nearly two thirds of daters would rather have a casual and low-cost first date over something expensive
- Nearly half of men agree that breaking gender stereotypes is beneficial for relationships
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