#bumble | #tinder | #pof Covid brings dramatic dating changes and new trends will continue next year

Singles looking for romance have been at the forefront of a new dating regime during 2020 – from virtual meetings to dating etiquette and different approaches to relationships.

Dating app Bumble believes the changes will continue into 2021 with new trends for those looking for love.

While the pandemic continues to make face-to-face meetings difficult, the dating app has forecast how coronavirus restrictions will affect romance.

Dating in 2020 has not been easy with a 46 per cent increase in anxiety levels as a result of the pandemic. Bumble has found that post-lockdown more people are inclined to date locally or find a location where they are most comfortable when face-to-face dates are allowed.

New Dawn Daters

In the UK, one-in-five people on Bumble are likely to be ‘New Dawn Daters’ – those that ended a committed relationship as result of the pandemic. They are now single, and ready to mingle but many are entirely new to dating apps and understandably anxious about dating right now.

Hardballing (not messing around)

This year has been a time of reflection with 46 per cent of Bumble clients looking for something serious after experiencing loneliness during lockdown. ‘Hardballing’ is exactly that, you know what you want, and you’re not messaging around with anyone that doesn’t tick every box.

More and more people are opening up exciting new chapters in their lives

Over the past year, people have become more confident in saying what is and what isn’t right for them in their dating life.

Astrolove

Astrolove, when people look for dating compatibility according to zodiac signs, helped those in lockdown look hopefully towards the future.

Amidst the unpredictability of 2020, astrolove is here to stay with more than one million people in the UK adding the zodiac badge to their profile over the last six months.

Leos have been the most successful in 2020 but regardless of sign, adding the zodiac badge to a profile increases chances of matching by 53 per cent.

Slow Dating

This is when people take the time to get to know each other and build a connection before deciding if they want to pursue the relationship or meet in person.

Thanks to lockdowns and quarantines, around two-in-five are taking longer to get to know someone and have used this time to think critically about what they want in a relationship.

Jemma Ahmed, head of insights at Bumble, said: “People are starting to get to know themselves a lot more. And as a result they’re taking the time to figure out who is and isn’t right for them.”




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