2018 was an eye-opener for us all.
Avocados make their way into the hearts and stomachs of citizens around the world. Engineers are the new It girls. The Aussies can’t stop surfing. And the Russians have taken up jogging.
The Year in Swipe® brings you what’s trending on Tinder across the globe—from top Anthems and favorite foods to celebrity crushes, most talked about TV, swipe-worthy events and the most popular slang. What they say is true: If you want to know a generation’s true character, give them Tinder. Are we serious? Deadass.
You may think you’re alone in your own corner of the earth but rest assured, not only is the world swiping with you, they’re liking what they see. The data don’t lie—this is one good-looking planet, full of pizza vibes and possibility.
The Year in Swipe uncovered many things about the world we live in. It showed us how Ariana Grande sprinkled a bit of wokeness onto the world: She taught us that God is a Woman, which would be great news, if only she didn’t make so much less than the male gods.It uncovered the shocking: Los Angeles is the top city in the world for Tinder members to Passport into (and you all pretend you can’t stand us ... liars!). And the not-so-shocking: The Americans are all talking about gluten, though no one is eating it. Surely the Spaniards are laughing right now, over their croquetas de jamón.
It highlighted the things that bring us together, like Drake, pizza and sitcoms from the early 2000s:
And it showed us that many Europeans just say “Nope” to smoking:
Perhaps what it teaches us most of all, is that we are one world, with many quirks—some in common, some not—ever-curious to find out what’s around the bend.