5 Big Dating Trends and 50 Popular Tinder Preferences in 2022

If you’re single, Tinder is probably a default app on your phone. And of course you try to be original, but you are not alone in that either. The dating app has listed the biggest dating trends and most popular preferences in 2022 in the Netherlands for you.

Yes, you will be monitored while swiping and creating your profile. But rest assured, according to Tinder, all data is collected anonymously. It is up to you to assess whether you feel that your privacy has been compromised.

The dating trends of 2022 according to Tinder

Either way, it’s fun to take a closer look at Tinder’s year in Swipe 2022. Sort of Spotify Wrapped, but among daters.

1. Young singles (18-15 years) see the ‘situational relationship’ as real relationship status

More than a hookup, but not quite a traditional relationship. In 2022, the “situational relationship” is known as a casual and non-binding relationship where this status is clearly stated. Tinder saw a 49%1 increase in the number of members globally adding this new relationship status to their profile. More than 1 in 10 young singles worldwide said they prefer situations as a way to develop a relationship with less pressure2.

2. The dinner date is passé

It seems that the activities we often participated in during the pandemic have stuck. Mentions of “Picnicken” and “Museum” in Dutch Tinder bios have increased this year2, which may mean that singles are meeting through more than just dinner and drinks these days. They choose less traditional and more authentic ways to get to know each other. Other creative activities such as pottery making, karaoke and taking a cooking class all feature in the top 10 activities on Tinder dates in the Netherlands.

3. Zodiac Signs Notably Popular on Tinder Profiles

The zodiac signs Aries, Leo and Pisces were used most in profiles in the Netherlands. Globally these were Leo, Scorpio and Cancer. Surprisingly, all zodiac signs were the most likely to date the exact same zodiac sign.

4. Young singles go back to the 90s

The fastest growing interests on Tinder worldwide were past trends like Kid, Anime and Sneakers from the 90s. Even everyone’s “new” favorite old song, “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush, made a comeback and featured in the worldwide top 10 Spotify songs mentioned on Tinder profiles4.

5. Views on social issues can make or break a match

One of the dating trends giving citizens courage: Three quarters of singles worldwide were looking for a match who cares about social issues. In fact, this year so many Tinder members added the Ukrainian flag to their profile to show support for Ukraine that at one point it was among the top 10 global trending emojis on the app. In addition, interests in activism and suffrage have increased in the Netherlands this year.

Top 10 activities during a date in 2022

In addition to dating trends, Tinder has also tracked what people do most during their date once they’ve been matched.

  1. Grab a drink
  2. Museums
  3. A picnic
  4. In the cinema
  5. comedy show
  6. karaoke
  7. Ceramics
  8. Arcade
  9. Cooking course
  10. Concert/Festival

Top 10 most attractive interests in 2022

The most attractive interests on Tinder profiles in the Netherlands have also been revealed. Use it to your advantage.

  1. music
  2. To travel
  3. Sport
  4. Netflix
  5. Grab a drink
  6. Fitness
  7. To cook
  8. Wine
  9. Movie theater
  10. festivals

Top 10 most attractive series

You can also score in the Netherlands with series on your Tinder profile. Still, watching Netflix together is not among the dating trends of 2022.

  1. The office
  2. Strange things
  3. How I met your mother
  4. RuPaul’s Drag Race
  5. Euphoria
  6. cardiac arrest
  7. Peaky Blinders
  8. House of the Dragon
  9. break
  10. Love Island

Top 10 most attractive sports in the Netherlands

And the same applies to sports. Many matches? Chances are you have one of these sports on your Tinder profile.

  1. To dance
  2. Football
  3. Basketball
  4. To run
  5. Swimming
  6. Rugby
  7. Yoga
  8. Skateboarding
  9. Bodybuilding
  10. Hiking

The most mentioned Spotify hits

Nothing is as sensitive to music as people in love or people with heartbreak. These were the most popular Spotify songs in the Netherlands on Tinder.

  1. Glass animals – Heat waves
  2. Harry Styles – As It Was
  3. J. Cole – no role modelz
  4. Jack Harlow – First Class
  5. Encanto Cast – We’re not talking about Bruno
  6. Gunna, Future, Young Thug – Pushin P (feat. Young Thug)
  7. Steve Lacy – Bad Habit
  8. Frank Ocean – Lost
  9. Drake – Jimmy Cooks (feat. 21 Savage)
  10. Mac Miller – The Spins

Well, take advantage of these dating trends and swipe away! With this trick, you prevent yourself from dating a criminal via Tinder.

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