The year is almost up, with January only a few days away. When we look back at the dating scene that has developed this year, it was laden with plenty of negative dating trends. However, we are not going to focus on those today as we are recapping the 2017 dating trends under a more positive light.
What We Have Learned From 2017 Dating Trends
Included in this list are the trends, studies as well as important lessons that we could carry over to the new year:
1. It pays off to be nice.
Whoever said that nice guys finished last didn’t know about a survey that was conducted by a popular website. The analysis revealed that men who use positive words in their dating profiles received 66% more messages. These words included:
2. Women are into older men.
Silver foxes don’t have to be discouraged from entering into the dating scene because it has been a good year for this age group. People were 9% more likely to message and have a conversation with someone 10 years older than them. The percentage was compared to the number from last year.
3. Stay in school to become more attractive.
Does the term sapiosexual ring a bell? People are not intimidated by a person who shows intellect anymore. At the same time, those who have a college degree have become more appealing on their dating profiles. It would be better, too, if you had a higher degree. Your chances of getting a reply increase by 17%.
4. It’s good to be a foodie.
One of the most recent surveys that you may have come across is mentioning food on your dating profile. Not just any food, of course. If you mention guacamole, it will bring about a 144% chance of increased messages. You better learn how to make good guacamole, if this is the case.
5. Lunch dates are all the rage.
Before, there was the dinner date. Now that people are busier than ever, the more popular option has become the lunch date. You can schedule it during your lunch break, and that’ll save you time.
Although there were definitely more than five 2017 dating trends that have taken place, let’s stick to these five highlights. Which dating trend is your favorite? Do share this post and if you need more, you can check out our blog.