This Year’s Best Halloween Costumes For Singles

With Halloween just one day away, chances are if you haven’t planned out your costume already, you’re scrambling. Lucky for you, we polled over 1200 of our users in the United States to gain some insight into who will be wearing what this upcoming Halloween. And perhaps more importantly, we got the inside scoop on which costumes are considered the most appealing by single men and women.

Turns out sexy nurses will have to step aside this year, because the survey found over 62% of women planning to dress as strong female characters, like 2014 pop culture powerhouses Katniss from the Hunger Games, and Khaleesi from Game of Thrones.  That left only 38% planning more sweet, submissive costumes like Sleeping Beauty and Kate Middleton.

Top Costumes for Women

  1. Katniss from the Hunger Games – 20%
  2. Sleeping Beauty – 16%
  3. Katy Perry – 15%

When it comes to the men this year, we’re seeing good prevailing over evil, with a strong trend towards heroic leading men. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a little room for something sinister.

Top Costumes for Men

  1. Captain America – 35%
  2. Walter White from Breaking Bad – 17%
  3. Jon Snow from Game of Thrones – 16%

But What Do Women Want To See?

With Captain America coming in as #1 for men, he also has an effect on the ladies, with over 38% of women finding themselves most attracted to this costume at a party. Lego man and Pharell Williams costumes also placed strongly, while Kanye West and Joffrey from Game of Thrones finished last when it came to female preference for male costumes.


What are  you dressing up for this Halloween? What are your top costume choices?

Shannon Smith

Posted by Shannon Smith

Shannon has been putting the ‘elation’ in the ‘Public Relations’ team at PlentyOfFish since joining the company in early 2010. Her penchant for jokes and all things hilarious can be topped only by her fierce love of writing. She also has a weird obsession with celebrities, and this one time she rode an elevator with Sofia Vergara.

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