With 2020 being the year of the unexpected, has quarantine and social distancing changed the whole dating game like we used to know? The truth is dating rules have been redefined, with different approaches to relationships and mental well-being coming into play in this new environment. It’s not surprising to find many daters facing challenges as they have tried to adapt to virtual dating or following socially-distanced etiquettes. Bumble’s most recent data has revealed that over 40% of daters in India were no longer confident that they know how to date successfully and 70% of single Indians were not comfortable navigating dating in 2020.
So, has dating in 2020 been all glum? While it has been a turbulent year, daters have found ways to make meaningful online connections in new and different ways. Even with lockdown and social distancing restrictions in India, there has been an increased need for social connections since March, evidenced by the fact that over 540 million messages have been sent on Bumble in India in 2020.
Here are some of the key observations from Bumble’s recent report:
Trending Topic In 2020 – The most popular topic of conversation on Bumble in 2020 was “working from home”.
Making The First Move – The most popular prompt used on Bumble India India in 2020 was “beach or mountains”.
Emojis Of Choice – The most used emoji on Bumble profiles in India was the classic red heart.
Zodiac Signs – Zodiac signs continued to be a hot topic amongst the Bumble community. Leos were the most lucky in love across India on Bumble this year, with most matches of any star sign, followed by Scorpio and Libra.