One of the world’s biggest dating apps, Tinder, has released a list of trends from across 2020.
The ‘essential trends’ sums up the year during a global pandemic and the everyday struggles that we’ve all had to overcome.
Panic buying and toilet paper shortages top the list with mentions increasing by 290 per cent from the previous year. The ‘shrug’ emoji was a close second and shows the uncertainty that was facing many Australians.
Tinder was very quick to adapt to a new world where traditional dating out at a bar or coffee shop became almost impossible. Dating really went virtual across platforms such as Zoom, Passport and Animal Crossing.
Cardi B’s WAP also became Tinder’s number one anthem and came with new meaning – ‘Weak Ass Pick-Up-Lines’.
Other mentions on the list were the last true party where everyone came together before lockdown, Mardi Gras, TikTok video sharing across platforms, staying connected during our first national emergency of the year – the summer bushfires and Black Lives Matters.
And then there were the unique one-liners that could only come from 2020.
- I suppose you’re gonna need that easy connection for toilet paper with panic buying, good thing I have access to that.
- Netflix and isolate? I have toilet paper.
- One ply…two ply…three ply….waiting for that re-ply.
- I just want someone to want me like Aussies want toilet paper.
- I’m a handful but my boobs are too so it makes it okay.
- Just looking for someone that will do the tube snake boogie with me.
- Just need a date for my cousin’s Zoom wedding.”
- I’m the kind of romantic who will order you Uber Eats for our virtual date.
- I don’t see anything wrong with the WAP, it’s a song about a cat in the rain.
- Bought masks during bushfires which I then used for Covid, so I got that going for me.