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Step Aside Ghosting, There Are Some New Dating Trends in Town for 2018

Over the last two years, most of us have become all too familiar with the dating trend, Ghosting – when someone you’ve been dating suddenly ceases all communication without an explanation, leaving you completely in the dark and asking yourself, “what happened?”

The Busiest Day for Online Dating is Almost Here!

If your new year’s resolution is to find love, then listen up!

This Sunday, January 7, 2018, is predicted to be the busiest day of the year for online dating, according to Plenty of Fish data. The best time for users to log into their POF app and start chatting with other singles is at 9pm. Signups are expected to reach 117,139, which means plenty of potential matches at your fingertips!

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.