Home for The Holidays – Singles Weigh In On Cuffing, New Year’s Kisses and Finding A Holiday Date

With festive holiday dinners on the horizon, Plenty of Fish conducted a survey to uncover how much the holidays impact one’s dating life. Are singles looking to roll solo to Xmas dinner, hooking up with their ex or planning their perfect New Year’s kiss?

Survey Reveals: “Pumpkin Spice” Is Anything But Basic

Before the first Autumn leaf falls to the ground, consumers are lined up at their nearest Starbucks, waiting to get their hands on the much anticipated PSL (aka, Pumpkin Spice Latte for those less familiar). This Fall fan favorite is often referred to, by society, as a drink for the most “basic” of people, but the latest data from Plenty of Fish reveals something very different. Pumpkin spice is anything but basic, in fact, it’s considered “trendy.”

According to Data: Small Talk is a BIG Thing

“The weather is great today….Do you like…the weather?”

Small talk has had a bad rep for as long as I can remember. It’s often considered irrelevant, surface level conversation, used to pass the time and/or fill the air of an awkward silence. Examples of small talk include; ‘how’s it going?’, ‘where do you work?’ ‘nice day isn’t it?’ – questions that are often met with a one word answer.

The beauty of engaging in small talk, which we often miss, is the possibility of it leading to a meaningful conversation or new connection, you would have otherwise missed.

Does Drinking Help or Hinder First Date Conversation?

Ah the first date….

You arrive before him, staking your claim on a decent corner table, so you don’t have to awkwardly wait in line with your date; throwing away all your best conversation starters within the first 2 minutes of meeting him.

Data Reveals: Top Words To Use in Your Messages that Lead to Conversations

How many times have you caught yourself staring blankly at a cute dating profile, not having the slightest clue how to craft a first message to catch their attention?

I for one, just put up my hand – Guilty as charged.

Luckily for me and you; Plenty of Fish recently analyzed hundreds of thousands of conversations to pull a list of the top words singles use in their first messages that actually lead to a conversation.

Hook Ups, Crashers and Boozers – What Really Goes Down At Weddings

Wedding season is in full swing and you have 5 + pending invites to your family member’s, friend’s and co-worker’s weddings, but you’re not entirely sure you want to sit through another huge reminder that you are still single.

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Am I right or am I right! Hold back those tears for another day, because Plenty of Fish has great news for all you single wedding attendees!

May the Fourth Be With You #StarWarsDay

Single Star Wars

 

fans unite!

 

 

The latest data from Plenty of Fish reveals some very promising news regarding the love life of single Star Wars fans! 

Plenty of Fish analyzed 13 million profiles of Plenty of Fish users in the United States, and found that users who list “Star Wars” as an interest on their profile are 61 % more likely to leave the site in a relationship than non-fans. That’s right, love strikes back for Star Wars fans far and wide.

Here’s a Tip – Don’t Talk Politics On Your Date

Saturday marks President Trump’s first 100 days in office, and there is sure to be some extra discussion around politics. Whether the debate be between family or friends, Plenty of Fish suggests all singles avoid political conversations altogether on their next date!

Plenty of Fish surveyed nearly 7,000 men and women in the United States to look into the current state of dating and politics.

‘Coachella & Chill’ – Festival Season is Heating Up

It’s officially festival season, ladies and gentleman. This year, it would appear that singles are more than ready to welcome it with open arms.

The Coachella music festival kicks off this weekend (April 14th 2017) and our most recent Plenty of Fish survey has revealed this music festival is a hot spot for spring flings with men leading the charge!

Are we surprised? Not really!

Plenty of Fish surveyed over 1800 singles across the US between the ages of 18-40 and it turns out, after we broke the results down by gender, a whopping 84 percent of men are eager on a festival hookup, versus only 41 percent of women.

Would you ever hook up with someone at a music festival or concert?

Male Response: 

Would you ever hook up with someone at a music festival or concert?

Female Response: 

When asked whether they’d hooked up at a music festival or concert in the past, things were looking a little less spicy – with only 21 percent of men admitted to having done the deed vs a low 9 percent of women.

Nothing but Positive Vibes at Coachella 2017 

When Plenty of Fish asked singles ‘what going to Coachella says about someone’, singles described attendees as adventurous, trendy and having great musical taste. And while many singles are open to a weekend festival fling (70 percent of singles), it’s not how they perceive the attendees:

  • They’re adventurous (25.7%)
  • They’ve got great musical taste (22%)
  • They’re trendy (18.2%)
  • They try too hard (10.1%)
  • They’re a music snob (7.4%)
  • They’re too young for me (6.8%)
  • They’re looking to hook up (5.8)
  • They’re a showoff (3.9%)

It looks like festival season is off to a great start,  so now we’d like to ask all you eager concert goers this – Are you heading to Coachella this year for the music, adventure, or cheeky spring fling?!

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Survey Says: Bilingual Singles Are More Desirable

Plenty of Fish is revealing promising news for singles with more than one language in their repertoire!

According to data, bilinguals are considered more desirable by potential partners, and receive more messages when using dating apps. In fact, Plenty of Fish found that single men are 75 % more likely to strike up a conversation with someone who is bilingual, while single women are 63 % more likely.

In a survey of Plenty of Fish users, 43 % of American singles claim to automatically find someone sexier if they speak more than one language (a further 35 % said maybe, depending on their language).

But who are the most messaged bilingual men and women on Plenty of Fish?

Men

  1. German
  2. Swedish
  3. Dutch
  4. Norwegian
  5. Italian
  6. Portugese
  7. French
  8. Japanese
  9. Arabic
  10. Russian

And Women

  1. Dutch
  2. Arabic
  3. Swedish
  4. Norwegian
  5. Hebrew
  6. Spanish
  7. Russian
  8. Portuguese
  9. French
  10. Italian

**Research sample size of over 50 million messages sent on Plenty of Fish in January 2017 in the US, and survey responses of 325 American singles.