‘Quarantine and chill?’ Pandemic-themed pickup lines popular among Tinder users in 2020 | #tinder | #pof

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I can’t speak for anyone else, but I don’t think being told “Let’s be like COVID and catch each other.”

But in an economy stricken by COVID-19, that was one of many pandemic-themed pickup lines that has become massively popular among Tinder users this year, the dating app announced Monday in its “Year in Swipe” review.

“While IRL was on pause, members took to Tinder to share 2020’s biggest cultural moments,” the company said in a press release. “Tinder bios were a way for members to show who they are and what they care about, and profiles have never been more creative, dynamic or revealing than they were in 2020. And though they were thrown more curveballs than ever, they still managed to unapologetically be themselves.”

Tinder reported that the creative one liners began to take off in March, just as the states all over the country began to lock down to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Properly-worn masks became a dating essential, with Tinder reporting that many members were ready and willing to grab their facial covering and meet up with their contenders in public spaces. They even became a requirement during sex.

“Just make sure you know how to put it on bc some members sent warnings such as If your mask is around your chin IDFWU,” Tinder reported.

Cardi B’s “WAP,” featuring Houston’s own Megan Thee Stallion, also brought unapologetic sex positivity to Tinder bios beginning in August. The hot girl anthem held the No. 1 spot on Tinder for the remainder of 2020.

And in case you were wondering, supporting Carole Baskin was a deal breaker in bios but an ice breaker during Zoom dates—because who doesn’t want someone to discuss “Tiger King” with?

The No. 1 trend overall was support for Black Lives Matter, which quickly filled bios following the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in May. Mentions of “If you don’t support BLM, we aren’t gonna work” grew 55 times, according to Tinder.

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