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Lots of things have changed in 2020. From working at home, wearing a facemask, and even having to holiday in our own back gardens, we’re definitely living in a new reality. Dating is no exception to this, but how has it changed and what’s it like to date now? App Inner Circle tells us exactly how it’s transformed. Here’s what you need to know:
1. People are spending more time on their profiles
Finally, people have realised this makes a difference. The online centricity of 2020 has meant dating app users are spending more time perfecting their profiles and showcasing who they are, it’s vital for successful dating and until now has been overlooked. A good image and interesting points about yourself will mean you can more easily find suitable matches. Inner Circle have been challenging their uses to do this for years, and it makes sense, the fact that more people have realised this is a real win for online dating.
2. There’s a mutual respect among daters
More time on profiles, less bad habits, and a genuine desire to date, 2020 is the year online daters finally get the respect they deserve. On Inner Circle, while matching is on the rise, so are the amount of quality conversations. It’s been a long time coming, but the meaningless ‘hi’ as a conversation starter is on the decline. The pandemic has made us value human connection more than ever.
3. Bad habits have been remedied
Maybe the best shift of all. The past few years ghosting, catfishing and even breadcrumbing (when you lead someone on by intermittently contacting them) have been on the rise, but Inner Circle have found this to be in the past. Why? Because post-pandemic people want more meaningful and serious connections with others. Their recent survey suggested this at least.
4. The bar has been raised
People want to date more than ever. After all, we have essentially missed out on half a year of it. So if you’re fed up with mundane conversations that go nowhere, and actually want to connect with people, the data suggests now is the time. If you don’t know about Inner Circle, it’s the app that champions serious dating, while at the same time keeping it fun. They’ve emerged from lockdown with a new app and logo, a new ethos, and a whole new approach to dating. They’ve upped their game, it’s now time to up yours.
So what are you waiting for? Single people, the game has changed for the better and you need to get involved.
Sign up for Inner Circle here.