What you should post on a dating profile, according to online daters

  • More people are using online dating during the coronavirus pandemic, and users are sending more messages to connect with potential dates. 
  • From March to May, daily conversations increased 20% on Tinder.
  • Hinge, Plenty of Fish, and other dating apps have also seen spikes in new users, Business Insider previously reported. 
  • Jewelry retailer Shane Co. surveyed 1,000 Americans on their habits to dig deeper into what it’s like dating during the pandemic. 
  • These five charts show which apps are most popular, what types of profile photos people prefer, and whether users are open to video dating. 
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Swipe surge! New match! Super like! These app notifications are the start of modern love — or at least the hopes of it  — during a pandemic.

With millions of Americans socially isolating and distancing, with bars and nightclubs closed, and dining options limited, online dating has become more popular. 

From March to May, daily conversations increased 20% around the world on Tinder, one of the most popular dating apps. In the US, conversations peaked on April 5, with Americans sending 56% more messages vs. than before the pandemic, the company told Business Insider.

And on Bumble, another popular online dating app, messages increased by over 20% in major cities across the US in March, per CNBC. Hinge, Plenty of Fish, and other dating apps have also seen spikes in new users, Business Insider previously reported. 

With this uptick in online dating, jewelry retailer Shane Co. surveyed 1,000 people to dig deeper to find out more about top dating trends right now. 

Here are five charts that reveal which apps are most popular, what habits to avoid when online dating, what info to include in your profile, and more. 

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