If you are single, we all know that the pandemic has engendered difficulties to find the love of your life. Many Millenials dream about epic love stories, but their past experiences didn’t match their expectations. But with the new year coming up, you’ll have plenty of chances to find a loved one!
So now, let’s talk about the new 2021’s dating trends.
Advo-dating and inner-party dating for the activists
Advo-dating depicts the action of connecting with somebody with common moral causes, like to support the LGBTQ cause. More than 3,40,000 people on the dating app (OkCupid) claimed themselves to be activists, and most of them are women. These people like to speak about big subjects such as politics and do activities linked with these topics such as go out together to a Black Lives Matter or a feminist event etc.… Furthermore, the least expected is that more than half of the people from OkCupid said that they couldn’t date somebody who doesn’t share the same political views as them.
Wilder-dating is a term used for the people who seek more adventures in the future and take a breath of fresh air. Maybe due to the lockdown – we are not necessarily going to rush to the bars again -, people are dreaming about outdoor activities and uncommon dates. And speaking of outdoor experiences, Long distance relationships are more than ever the new trend; people are not settling anymore for a specific location concerning their soul mate. Since the beginning of the pandemic, connections and conversations across borders, rose up to nearly 50% among singles. People are also increasingly going out of their cultural backgrounds and this trend is going to rise steadily
Quick-rooming and slow dating for the most romantics
There is a “living together before marriage” trend in which people claim that it’s important to live with your partner before marrying him to be sure you match 100% together. Indeed, experts figure out that this tendency will increase in 2021 despite the lockdown pressure. In addition to that, we are more and more seeking old school romantic stuff with deeper conversations and more romance through digital and virtual dating. An impressive number of people (84%) wish to build an emotional bond first before getting involved in a physical one.
In conclusion, we can see a big shift around the “digital love”, surely caused by the pandemic. People are more open-minded and picking a partner that lives far away from them doesn’t seem to bother them. 2020 was a year of major changes in terms of lifestyle and politics and it depicts the ideal soul mate. And a sure thing you can always rely on, don’t forget to smile in your selfie!