Calling all Singles: What You Can Expect from Dating in 2019
American author and lecturer Werner Erhard was once quoted saying: “There are two kinds of sparks, the one that goes off with a hitch like a match, but it burns quickly. The other is the kind that needs time, but when the flame strikes… It’s eternal, don’t forget that.”
In terms of dating, 2018 was often marred by ghosting, many disastrous Tinder hook-ups, and “kitten-fishing,” which left many romantics feeling rather hopeless as far as finding love is concerned. Dating this year, however, promises to undergo somewhat of a makeover. While many of the trends we saw in 2018 will continue in 2019, we can also expect to see more real-life meetings and speed dating, less ghosting, and a number of bizarre dating tendencies that are all bound to make the year ahead a very interesting one. Speed dating is a great way too get started in 2019 and we do speed dating in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and a lot more locations.
Online dating will remain popular
As many as 59% of adults believe that online dating is a good way to meet people according to research conducted by the Pew Research Center. While online dating apps will remain popular this year, there will be a definite shift away from meaningless swiping. As convenient as online dating may be, it is difficult to sense true chemistry based on a couple of photos and text-based conversations. Even users of popular dating apps such as Tinder and Match.com will be more focused on meeting people in real life than ever before. The dating apps that will reign supreme in 2019 are those that focus on making real connections instead of merely facilitating casual hook-ups. Instead of spending time editing our online photos, we will start to make our appearance a priority again, ensuring we sport everything from bright, beautiful smiles to well-manicured hands (and feet).
Typical dating will be diversified
People who are not comfortable with online dating will seek out a number of alternative ways to meet people. Matchmakers will become increasingly popular, not only doing most of the perusing for you, but also offering valuable relationship guidance. Speed dating will also gain popularity as more people will seek out experiences that allow them to meet people in real life without having to swipe on a dating app. For those of us who are not comfortable leaving our fate in the hands of a stranger, making use of a wingman or wingwoman may be a more viable option. A trusted friend can help you browse through online dating profiles or be by your side during a night on the town, offering helpful and honest feedback about people you may meet.
Dating trends to be aware (wary) of
If you want to find true love this year it is important to be aware of the latest trends that are expected to rear their ugly heads in the world of dating this year. Instagrandstanding is set to become a real ‘thing’ this year as more singles start to curate their Instagram feeds to suit one person in particular. If you only post photos that you think your crush will like, you are indeed “Instagrandstanding.” Another trend that has been around for some time but that is predicted to become even more prevalent in 2019 is Cohabitating which entails someone moving in with a brand-new partner with the sole purpose of relieving financial stress. If you are looking for a lasting, meaningful relationship it is best to steer clear of any of these and other trends that are bound to end in disaster.
Thankfully, strange dating trends come and go and 2019 promises to be a year filled with more true connections and lasting relationships than last year. Don’t be afraid to look for love and remember that sometimes we find it in the last place we expected to.