Plenty of Fish Reveals Surge in Messaging for UK Singles During “The Festive Four”

The presents have been opened, the turkey has been eaten and the big day has passed. It’s December 27th, and we’re now in the middle of an odd holiday limbo – done with celebrating Christmas, but eagerly awaiting New Years Eve. And while some of us may be spending time with loved ones, catching up on work, or restoring peace of mind (and goodwill to men), Plenty of Fish is revealing another way UK singles are spending their time between December 27th to December 30th…you guessed it: online!

The 8 New Dating Trends You Need To Know Before The New Year: #5 Vulturing

In the age of social media, we are truly in a time where everyone knows everyone’s business and this is particularly true for those in relationships.

The 8 New Dating Trends You Need To Know Before The New Year: #4 You-Turning

He’s got it all – sense of humour, great looks, solid career; you are head over heels after date 1, 2 and 3. This is it, this is the guy, you’re thinking. Date 4, you take it to the next level and go for a sit-down dinner in one of your favorite restaurants! He is looking good, and the conversation is flowing better than ever when suddenly he yells and snaps his fingers at the waiter for more water. Not only is this waiter a friend of yours since you frequent the joint, your new beau is now berating the waiter with mocking hostility. You want to evaporate in that very moment.

The 8 New Dating Trends You Need To Know Before The New Year: #3 Instagrandstanding

Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought, “Wow, I wish my crush could see how great I look today!” or been out with friends and thought, “I wish my ex could see how much fun I’m having without him,” and then posted a photo on Instagram in hopes of that special someone coming across it?

The 8 New Dating Trends You Need To Know Before The New Year: #2 Cohabidating

The holidays can be great, especially if you have a new beau to cozy up to, but once the season comes to an end it may have you thinking one of two things:

“The holidays have been great this year! My new partner and I have spent so much time together, and the best part about it is that we’ve saved so much money giving gifts as a pair!”

The 8 New Dating Trends You Need to Know Before the New Year: #1 Scrooging

“My partner broke up with me just before the holidays, so they wouldn’t have to buy me a gift this year…”

Sound familiar? Well, my friend, you have just experienced the latest and quite possibly pettiest dating trend known as Scrooging (/skroo-jing/), coined by dating app Plenty of Fish.