"Let’s be like the coronavirus and catch each other.”
Tinder says this and other COVID-19-related pickup lines were a hugely popular trend this year. It's all in Tinder's “Year in Swipe” review, out this week.
Lockdown inspired one-liners are hot since the pandemic began in March, Like “Wash your hands so you can come hold mine”. "Quarantine" and "chill" trend big on the dating app.
Here are more lines from clever Tinder users:
“Looking for a plus-one for my family Zoom calls,” “looking for someone to pump up my heart rate so my glasses fog with my mask on” and, “A month ago I needed cuddles. But now I need sanitizer and face masks. Could you help me out?”
Tinder says the number one trend slot is support for the Black Lives Matter movement, with mentions of BLM growing 55% in 2020.
Masks also saw a huge rise in popularity, with mentions of them up 10 times what they were last year. The word “vote” doubled this year. Mentions of the video game series “Animal Crossing” increased, and Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s racy track “WAP” became the app’s number one anthem.
Even though we are in a lockdown of major proportions, singles are trying harder than ever to find love. Tinder says users swiped on and messaged each other more this Fall than they did at the end of February.