Did you know that African bullfrogs create homes out of their mucus and spit to survive the winter? Just like Gen Z-ers and pandemic dating, they’ve learned to adapt. This year, despite everything going on, those looking for love didn’t miss a beat!
Lucky for us curious cats, Tinder watched everything that happened on its app like it was a BBC special on the animal kingdom. The only difference? Well, in 2020 they probably would have seen more spit in a critter docuseries… because everyone but the bullfrogs was advised to keep it to themselves.
In a blog posted to their official site on Thursday, the revolutionary dating app published a list of popular bio mentions, pickup lines, songs, and emojis. From shock and disconnect to empowerment and pride, prepare to feel more than Kyle did when he matched with Becky.
Here is everything that was trending on Tinder in 2020:
1. Black Lives Matter Support – Bios including “If you don’t support BLM we’re not working,” became extremely common.
2. Pandemic pick up lines – “Quarantine and Chill?” was probably overused, but effective!
3. TikTok x Tinder – According to Tinder, the partnership helped people connect and bond of mutual interests.
4. No mask, no match! Masks became a hot topic for some users in 2020.
5. Carole Baskin – Apparently, controversial Carol was an icebreaker for a lot of awkward zoom dates this year!
6. Voting – Because nothing is hotter than democracy!
7. Animal Crossing– Mentions of AC peaked in May with bio mentions like “What if we met up to watch the sunset….on my animal crossing island”
8. The IDFK shrug emoji was this year’s most popular on the platform.
9. WAP – The unapologetically explicit song skyrocketed to the platform’s #1 anthem when it debuted in August.
10. Tinder’s Passport feature expanded dating horizons despite travel bans, allowing users to meet with people from around the world.
Tinders top 10 trending songs of 2020:
1. WAP (feat. Megan Thee Stallion) / Cardi B
2. Laugh Now Cry Later (feat. Lil Durk) / Drake
3. ROCKSTAR (feat. Roddy Ricch) / DaBaby
4. Wishing Well / Juice Wrld
5. WHATS POPPIN / Jack Harlow
6. Toosie Slide / Drake
7. Savage Remix (feat. Beyoncé) / Megan Thee Stallion
8. For The Night (feat. Lil Baby & DaBaby) / Pop Smoke
9. Mood Swings (feat. Lil Tjay) / Pop Smoke
10. Life’s A Mess (feat. Halsey) / Juice Wrld
There you have it, friends! Everything that was trending on Tinder in 2020. Did any of these surprise you? Let us know in the comments! Here’s to next year, and the demise of COVID pick up lines.