New Decade, New You (and someone else)
During Swipe Season, Tinder members will swipe an average of 100 more times per person than other similar length time periods. And with millions of new people joining Tinder in the New Year, these extra swipes really add up. In fact, compared to other similar 6 week periods, the total number of matches worldwide during Swipe Season 2019 was more than 40 million higher on average. Guess we’re not the only ones who put ‘broaden our dating horizons’ on our New Year’s resolutions list.
So how can you make the most of this Swipe Season 💯? Here are a few hacks to help you change your dating perspective in 2020.
● Stop and smell read the bios. We’re all scrolling so fast these days, it’s easy to miss a gem. If you’re looking for a new kind of connection in 2020, it might be time to slow your swipe. Pumping the brakes on your Tinder routine may give you more time to separate substance from style. In fact, people who spend more time on each profile they pass enjoy nearly double the matches and have nearly 20% more mutual conversations than folks who speed through. So if you want to open your dating aperture, try pausing longer on each profile and taking time to read the bios. You might just pick a better match because of it.
● Okay, now that the ‘new’ you has opted to take your time on Tinder, what exactly should you be looking for to put those 💯swipes to work? Here are 3 bio breadcrumbs that may lead you to greener pastures partners in 2020.
1. Look for someone who champions your cause. We know it’s not always easy to find a partner who’s willing to hold your petition clipboard. Thankfully, causes are growing as a connector on Tinder. Climate Change mentions in bios alone increased 80% in the last year. And topics like the environment, social justice, volunteer, equality and of course, politics, all popped in 2019. So come 2020, look deeper into someone’s profile to see if they call out the causes you care about.
2. Follow the (star) signs. Any person of the Internet has likely noticed the recent resurgence of astrology.. And use of astrological signs in bios grew 16% on Tinder this past year. (In a surprise to no one, Leo’s are most likely to shout their sign from the rooftops). This low-hanging celestial fruit lets you make a quick connection or easily strike up a conversation about wherever Mercury is at these days. Interestingly, 18-24 year olds are 43% more likely to name a star sign. So get in on this star-sign train stat, and watch the Super Likes roll in.
3. Introduce yourself to an Introvert. In 2019, more Tinder bios mentioned a Myers’ Briggs personality type than called out Game of Thrones, Drake and Stranger Things combined. So if you’re looking for a new kind of common (or uncommon) ground, look no further than ESTPS and INFJs. What struck us most is that Introverts are having a major moment on Tinder. The top 3 most commonly called out MB types on Tinder are Introverts. The rarest type of all, INFJs (they make up 1% of the world), are actually most likely to make their Myers’ Briggs known to potential partners.