If you’re wondering, “What does ‘oystering’ mean?” Stay with us, you’re about to find out…
It’s a new year (which we know probably won’t come as news to you), and even though we’re only 10 days in, we’ve already seen a lot of new dating terms pop up. For one there’s the concept of ‘pink flags’ (though why aren’t they called amber flags), and then there’s the catfish (the catfish’s younger brother), both with less than positive connotations. Add in Divorce Day (which falls on the first Monday of every new year and is dubbed as such because divorce lawyers are said to receive an increase in divorce inquiries) and you’ve got yourself a very Got a disappointing concoction.
But wait, don’t delete all your dating apps or give up on your search for true love right now, because a powerful new dating trend is emerging and we are therefore here for it.
Ever heard of ‘oystering’ before? Not us, except when we hear incredibly posh people discussing their weekend plans. But you’re going to hear it everywhere, because according to new research from dating app Badoo and their global dating expert Sophie Mann, it’s one of the hottest new trends in dating dictionaries (if only it were the case!).
Oystering refers to the idea that people are finding themselves back in the same seat, and seeing the world as their oyster once they are back in the dating world. That’s right, they can do anything and date anyone and they are very excited about it.
It is believed that this boom in positive attitudes on dating is inspired by popular culture. Take, for example, Adele’s recent album, which delves into her divorce and looks at it through the lens of healing herself, stepping into her true power and opportunity to get out there. Sign us, throw on our pajamas and go out into the sun (as if) with our faces up to the sky, arms raised, singing “I’ve never seen the sky this color before, it’s like I’m seeing a little bit of everything am a little more” at the top of our voice, a la stranger by nature (It’s an Adele song, obv).
Badu’s research found that nearly half of singletons (46%) feel genuinely excited to start dating again, and 50% are ready to get off to a strong start romantically in 2022. That’s right, we don’t listen to sad songs when Doom scrolls through our ex’s profiles, we’re dealing with the challenges of dating (so to speak) and we’re all about reaping the rewards. are ready for
“Dating after a relationship is hard, but it doesn’t have to be,” Sophie Mann, global dating expert from Badoo, tells us. “After all, dating is supposed to be fun, and what better way to get over a breakup than to have some fun? We’ve seen many people fall back into dating, and we predict it’s time to seize the day of ‘dating’.” The new trend will shine through as many singletons are feeling confident to go out there and get what they want.”
In short, we’re ready to see what’s out there and no one is going to stop us – except for a new wave of Covid-19, but we’ll cross that bridge if we come across it (the park dates were not) therefore bad, were they?)
And, if we can provide a little extra wisdom before we go, research from dating apps also revealed that almost 1 in 5 (17%) daters would like to date someone with a pet in 2022. So, if you didn’t get the lockdown dog, maybe now is the time to invest in Goldfish?
Oh, and if you love happily but could do with few more friends, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t even jump on the Oystering bandwagon and join one of these apps to meet new mates. needed.
Get ready world, we are coming for you.