Tinder’s poll reveals that 72% people prefer texting over sending voice notes

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Social distancing has not meant disconnecting for Tinder members; with a sharp rise in swipe volume and conversation length* members have found a way to stay connected. A quick poll on our Tinder’s Instagram revealed much about how our members are forming, sustaining and creatively hacking digital connections.

When it comes to flirty messages, it’s texting for the win with 72% preferring to text over sending voice notes. What’s cookin’? Apparently not much! While dinner dates are still hot favourites, Gen-Z prefers to send food over to their date before an online date rather than have a virtual cook-off. 77% said they would rather stay in their PJs on video dates (amen) and let’s just agree that texting is timeless.

Here are the Quaratinder poll results:

  1. Dinner dates now mean…

Cooking together on video: 30% | Sending each other food: 70%

  1. Flirting is easier through…

Texts: 72%  | Voice notes: 28%

  1. On video dates I get ready by…

NOT wearing pants: 77% | I even use perfume: 23%

  1. For IRL dates my dress code is…

Match mask with outfit: 34% | Any mask -shrug emoji: 66%

  1. When we meet my match gets a…

Handshake: 39% | Elbow touch: 61%

  1. Kissing them after the date…

I’d still do it: 70% | I’m not ready yet: 30%

*In over six months of social distancing, engagement and length of conversation has been high.  At its peak, swipe volume among members in India was up 32% and the conversations were longer with more messages being sent.  May 3rd was the peak of this chattiness: on that day Tinder members sent an average of 60% more messages vs. the start of lockdowns in early March.

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