We have a sneaking suspicion that it’s going to take a good long while for many of us to recover from the wild ride that’s been 2017. From the emotional experience of January’s Women’s March to the heart-wrenching #MeToo movement to the history-making Alabama Senate race that ultimately saw Democrat Doug Jones bring down the highly controversial Roy Moore… welp, we think it’s safe to say that it’s been a journey. Quite frankly, revisiting these headlines all over again (and mind you — this is just the tip of the iceberg) makes us that much more anxious to curl up under a fuzzy blanket and try to enjoy the simple joys of the holiday season. Before you check out on 2017 completely and start looking ahead to hopefully better times though, there’s another year-end recap that we’re pretty confident will pique your interest. The source? None other than Match.com.
The online dating giant released findings from their annual Year in Review survey in early December, giving us a glimpse into the trends — dating and otherwise — among its user base over the last 12 months. For your viewing (and 2017 recapping) pleasure, here are just a few of stats we found especially interesting.
cities where women initiate the most conversations
1. Boston, MA
2. Sacramento, CA
3. Tampa, FL
You go, girls! Why wait for your online crush to initiate?
cities that see the most “late night conversations”
1. Las Vegas, NV
2. San Bernardino, CA
3. Phoenix, AZ
Is “late night conversation” synonymous with “drunk texting” or “booty call?” We’ll let you be the judge.
cities that went on the most dates in 2017
1. Portland, OR
2. Kansas City, MO
3. Minneapolis, MN
Match calls these the “most successful dating cities” of the year. Well done, Portland!
cities with the largest single populations
1. Denver, CO
2. Austin, TX
3. Charlotte, NC
It’s worth noting, however, that just because these locations have the highest numbers of singles doesn’t mean they are the best (or worst) cities for singles.
top locations for missed connections, by city
1. Athletics and sports (for Match users in Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco)
2. Trains (for Match users in Chicago)
3. Government buildings (for Match users in Washington, DC)
4. Bars (for Match users in Philadelphia)
In 2018, let’s resolve to let fewer missed connections get away, shall we?
match members choose teams during celeb breakups
1. Match users choose Katy Perry over Orlando Bloom.
2. Match users choose Chris Pratt over Anna Farris.
3. Match users choose Aaron Rodgers over Olivia Munn.
Katy Perry — yesterday, today, and tomorrow.