While we expected 2022 to be the year to put the pandemic in our review mirror, it is clear that we cannot predict what will happen next.
Still, as long as you’re a happy, healthy bachelor looking for love, 2022 has the potential to be the year Cupid’s arrow hits its target and brings you that forever relationship you’ve always dreamed of. .
The last two years may have taught us to wait for the unexpected, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make some educated guesses about what dating trends we can expect next year. So I’ve put together a list of my top dating trends for 2022.
If nothing else, this pandemic has taught us that it is good to be alone and to be patient in finding love. It has been a time to reflect and understand who we are and what is most important in life.
This means that more and more singles will not just jump into any old relationship, rather than make the conscious decision to be single. I am grateful to hear this, as I have been helping singles find lasting love through my conscious dating programs for years.
Full attention combined with intentional appointments will become the norm. Just finding a warm body to hug will not reduce it, as many singles patiently prioritize finding a long-term partner.
In fact, in the following video I share the latest statistics from a recent study on how appointments have changed best for 2022. Watch the video below!
Most singles have had a lot of time on their hands over the last few years, which has led to a more thoughtful mindset and a focus on the things that bring them joy.
One of the unexpected consequences of this free time is that people pick up old or new hobbies or passions. These hobbies and passions are becoming a new dating trend where singles say goodbye to the dinner date and the movie and greet the fan date.
Hobby Dates allows single people to get to know and connect with their dates by participating in related activities such as cooking or cycling or painting or playing with your pets.
Virtual dating is here to stay
As the pandemic has pushed much of the online dating universe, meeting and connecting online with other singles via video chats and other digital media has become the norm.
Even before the COVID-19 virus took over our lives, I was always a big advocate of making a Zoom, Skype or Facetime or some other video chat platform with your potential date.
Video dating allows you to get to know them safely and make sure they are authentic with their photos, and see if they feel any connection before taking the time and effort to get to know you in real life.
Some online dating platforms are developing ways for singles to find themselves through digital dating events such as virtual speed dating and virtual bars.
Prioritizing new friendships
I’m finding that more and more dating sites are adding platonic friend searches. Singles complement their search for a new love with new friendships that can also be very satisfying.
Being home alone for the past two years has transformed some old friendships and caused many of us to lose some of our ability to connect with new people.
Making new friends satisfies our need to connect with others and hone our conversation and bonding skills, so that when that special person walks in the door, you’ll have the tools to attract and keep them.
Women are more proactive.
For the past 50 years, women have played a more active role in their search for love, and this trend will continue in 2022.
In past decades, a woman asking for a man was the exception, not the rule, but gender roles are changing (for the better), allowing women to confidently seek and orient a man they find interesting. .
And men, well, they love it, because studies have shown that the vast majority of men don’t care when a woman takes the first step.
#I have a vaccine!
It has become quite clear that someone’s vaccination status is a critical marker for today’s singles.
Most dating sites and apps have even added a box to check their status in their dating profile. No doubt this trend will continue, as the virus is very much alive in our lives.
#Left or right?
His political party is very much in agreement with the vaccination status of someone. Unfortunately, singles who have diametrically different political views find it challenging to be in the middle.
Therefore, there is a continuing trend for singles to know in advance where a potential partner in the political spectrum resides.
Explore yourself with a new fun dating term
Before I met my husband online, I had a particular type of person I wanted to date. They had to be in the age range, height, career type and a myriad of other overly specific details.
Of course, this led me down a path of encounter behind me. It wasn’t until I made the conscious decision to expand my dating group by exploring new types of men.
Simply put, dating explores means that single people today are exploring more distant horizons and immersing themselves in a group of potential dating that they would otherwise never have explored before.
Smart singles know that having an open mind and giving up the “type” is a liberating feeling that offers a much better chance of finding love by focusing on the compatibility of core values, or as I call non-negotiable ones.
These non-negotiable ones are the basic elements of all successful and lasting relationships. They include things like: the desire to have a family or being treated as a priority in the relationship.
Non-negotiable ones are so powerful and essential to the dating process that once someone has them, they will come out with the comfort of knowing that they will only select the best partners for them.
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