Swipe away for love - with most young singles now completely without alcohol
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A glass of sparkling wine to loosen your tongue, a drink to calm you down?
For many, alcohol is part of getting to know each other, and older women like to pose with champagne bottles on dating profiles in order to express a sense of entitlement with the expensive intoxicant.
And the ancient poet Terence goes back to the saying »Without Bacchus, Venus falters«.
But the young people want to know less and less about such traditional dating wisdom, if you believe the current annual evaluation of the dating app Tinder.
Accordingly, young singles are increasingly avoiding alcohol on the first date.
Instead, they meet for cultural activities or outside instead of in the restaurant.
In the profiles of users aged 18 to 25, mentions such as “picnic”, “karaoke” and “museums” as wishes for their dates have increased.
"Classic dinner dates in restaurants and even alcohol are out." 72 percent of users stated that they only drink occasionally or not at all on a date.
Climate crisis also important for dating
According to the evaluation for 2022, young singles are attaching more and more importance to social and political attitudes.
According to the company, topics such as climate change, heating costs, feminism and mental health were among the top five most frequently mentioned interests in the year just ended.
Tinder has evaluated all profiles of its users between the ages of 18 and 25 for the information.
This age group is the main target group of the app worldwide.
They make up half of all members, said a spokeswoman.
Tinder launched in September 2012. The app made swiping a mass phenomenon.
Users see profiles with photos and information in their area: If you like someone, swipe to the right, if you don't like someone, swipe to the left.
If both people find each other good, a so-called match is created.
According to the operating company, the app has been downloaded more than 530 million times and has led to more than 75 billion matches.
The app belongs to the tech company Match Group, headquartered in Dallas (Texas), just like the portals OkCupid, Hinge, Pairs or OurTime.
According to the company, Tinder is available in 190 countries and more than 40 languages.