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Top 100 Romance Trends of 2014

From Female-Friendly Dating Apps to Young Love Portraits

— January 1, 2015 — Lifestyle
Quirky singles gatherings, intimate photography series and fun dating experiment blogs are some of the highlights of the 2014 romance trends.

Rather than opting to search for love online, unique parties are being hosted to stress the importance of face-to-face first impressions and give people an excuse to take a break from busy schedules and make meaningful connections. Some of these examples include Match.com's Aphrodisiac Café and Judith Prays' "pheremone parties," which have people sniff used t-shirts to find a match based purely on attractive scents.

Taking the quest to find love into their own hands, determined individuals are plotting their own dating experiments and documenting them online through trials and triumphs. Two fantastic examples of this include Elise Moreno's 100 Dates of Summer Tumblr blog and 40 Days of Dating, which turned the friendship between designers Tim and Jessica into something more.

For additional insights on romance, relationships, online dating and weddings, check out our Romance Trend Report.
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Romance-Inducing Cafes
Romance-Inducing Cafes
Match.com's Dating Event for Singles Has an Aphrodisiac-Inspired Menu
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99
Romantic Hashtag Campaigns
Romantic Hashtag Campaigns
The #findkatie Tag Helped a Man Track Down a Woman He Met On a Plane
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98
Romantic Coffee Collections
Romantic Coffee Collections
The Tonx Coffeegram Comes With Five Flavors and Steamy Messages
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97
Hilarious Hookup Videos
Hilarious Hookup Videos
The Truth About Hookups Video Distinguishes Between Reality and Fantasy
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96
Social Justice Olympic Mitts
Social Justice Olympic Mitts
The Sochi 2014 Glove of Love Will Keep Couples and Activists Warm
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95
Love-Centric Shops
Love-Centric Shops
The STORY New York City Shop is Hosting an Installation All About Love
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94
Flirtatious In-Flight Apps
Flirtatious In-Flight Apps
The Wingman App Might Get You Mile-High Certified
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93
Amorous Typographic Necklaces
Amorous Typographic Necklaces
Jessica Hische's LOVE Necklace is Perfect for Valentine's Day
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92
Bogus Romance Photography (UPDATE)
Bogus Romance Photography (UPDATE)
Keisuke Jinushi Creates More Photos of a Fake Girlfriend
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91
Obsessive Boyfriend Tracker Apps
Obsessive Boyfriend Tracker Apps
The Boyfriend Log App is Like a Digital Relationship Journal
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90
Coupled-Up Communication Apps
Coupled-Up Communication Apps
The New You&Me Messaging App is Content Comprehensive
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89
Personality-Powered Dating Apps
Personality-Powered Dating Apps
The Twine Canvas App Puts Personality at the Forefront
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88
Fictional Dating Profile Stunts
Fictional Dating Profile Stunts
Characters from The Mindy Project Show Were Introduced to Tinder
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87
Texting Analysis Apps
Texting Analysis Apps
The Texty Time App Shows When to Text Back or If You're Too Clingy
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86
Heart-Filled Confections
Heart-Filled Confections
Baking Blog Bird on a Cake is Behind This Valentine’s Day Recipe
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85
Colorful Taxidermy-Inspired Weddings
Colorful Taxidermy-Inspired Weddings
This Quirky Animal-Themed Wedding Has Whimsical Decorations
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84
Romance-Inducing Benches
Romance-Inducing Benches
The East Japan Railway Company's Love Love Bench Brings People Together
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83
Minimalist Vegetative Sensual Oils
Minimalist Vegetative Sensual Oils
These Taboo Oils Show That They Have Nothing to Hide
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82
Soleful Dating App Stunts
Soleful Dating App Stunts
Keep's Tinder Dating Profile Appeals to Those Who Love Shoes
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81
Romance-Reviving Digital Storytelling
Romance-Reviving Digital Storytelling
The Chatsfield Changes the Way We Tell Stories Online
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80
Fake Fall Condoms
Fake Fall Condoms
This Photoshopped Pumpkin Spice Durex Condom Pokes Fun at Fall Beverages
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79
Matchmaking Pheromone Parties
Matchmaking Pheromone Parties
Judith Prays Lets People Smell Used Tees to Find Their Match
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78
Gum-Filled Valentine Greetings
Gum-Filled Valentine Greetings
DIY Gum Valentine’s Day Cards Can Be Sweet
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77
First Date Photography
First Date Photography
Kirra Cheers Becomes a Modern-Day Tinderella
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76
Hotel-Jeweler Partnerships
Hotel-Jeweler Partnerships
The Mandarin Oriental New York Engaging Escape Creates an Event
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75
Kitschy Celebratory Cards
Kitschy Celebratory Cards
These Charming Cards Will Send the Right Message for You
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74
100 Dates-Documenting Blogs
100 Dates-Documenting Blogs
Elise Moreno is Blogging About Going On a Lot of Dates This Summer
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73
DIY Cupid's Heart Balloons
DIY Cupid's Heart Balloons
Studio DIY's Valentine Balloon Craft Captures Hearts with Simplicity
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72
Romantically Cute Picture Props
Romantically Cute Picture Props
Complete a Love-Filled Party with Valentine's Day Photo Props
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71
Romantic Silhouette Tents
Romantic Silhouette Tents
The Get a Room Tent Boasts a Cheeky Image for Onlookers
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70
Gourmet Date Night Snacks
Gourmet Date Night Snacks
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi and Miss Vickie's Make the Perfect Couple
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69
Romantic Date Subscription Services
Romantic Date Subscription Services
Unbox Love Helps Keep Intimate Relationships Strong
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68
Tongue-Pleasuring Exercises
Tongue-Pleasuring Exercises
The Lick This App Teaches Users How to Oral Actions More Enjoyable
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67
Intimate Holiday Villas
Intimate Holiday Villas
The Villa Trullo Lets You Tie the Knot in a Home Away from Home
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66
Friendship Dating Experiments
Friendship Dating Experiments
40 Days of Dating Pushes Friendship to the Next Level
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65
Voice-Based Dating Apps
Voice-Based Dating Apps
The Revealer Web Dating App Lets Vocal Messages Intrigue Matches First
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64
Romantic After School Photography
Romantic After School Photography
Autumn Love by Ji Mizell Will Warm Your Big Red Heart
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63
Ex-Girlfriend Exhibitions
Ex-Girlfriend Exhibitions
London's Southbank Centre is Putting Your Ex-Girlfriend Gifts on Display
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62
Kissing Rehearsal Cushions
Kissing Rehearsal Cushions
The Make-Out Practice Pillow Prepares People for Valentine's Day
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61
Insta-Dating Apps
Insta-Dating Apps
Glimpse is a Photo Dating App That's Linked to Instagram
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60
Religiously Banned Kissing Photography
Religiously Banned Kissing Photography
Trialogo by Gonzalo Orquin Captures Gay Couples in Churches
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59
Sentimental Wire Planters
Sentimental Wire Planters
This Heart-Shaped Wall Planter is Creatively Made From Chicken Wire
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58
Elderly Love Triangle Photography
Elderly Love Triangle Photography
'The Three' by Isadora Kosofsky Redefines Love in Old Age
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57
Romantic Pool Floats
Romantic Pool Floats
The Lanier Floating Loveseat is Perfect for Couples to Lounge on
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56
Parisian Picnic Services
Parisian Picnic Services
Paris Picnic Does All the Work to Give You a Perfect Picnic in Paris
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55
Haunting Intimate Monochrome Photography
Haunting Intimate Monochrome Photography
This Long Exposure Photography Series is Sweet and Bold
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54
Precious Personalized Wedding Matchboxes
Precious Personalized Wedding Matchboxes
The Tea and Becky Wedding Matchboxes are Delicately Cute
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53
Retro Pop Weddings
Retro Pop Weddings
This Vintage-Inspired Pop Culture Wedding Draws from Music's Colorful Past
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52
Faltering Romance Photos
Faltering Romance Photos
Jennifer Mcclure's Photos Explore Scenes from Her Failed Relationships
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51
Techy Traditional Valentine's Day Gifts
Techy Traditional Valentine's Day Gifts
3D Printed Roses by Makeshop are the Future of Romance
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50
Distant Detective Valentine Cards
Distant Detective Valentine Cards
This Nerdy Valentine's Day Card is Made by 'SweetGeek'
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49
Dapper Prophylactic Packaging
Dapper Prophylactic Packaging
Vizit Condoms Boxes Feature Aptly Patterned Essential Accessories
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48
Naked Emollient Marketing
Naked Emollient Marketing
Bonk Lube Packaging Takes a Bare Approach to Clearly Labelling Contents
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47
Dating App Headshots
Dating App Headshots
Max Schwartz is Helping People Hook Up More Often with Better Tinder Photos
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46
Cool Contraceptive Branding
Cool Contraceptive Branding
I'm Siberian Condoms Uses Temperature to Temp its Northern Consumers
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45
Faux French Weddings
Faux French Weddings
This Rustic Wedding Inspiration Takes Cues From the French Countryside
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44
True Love-Detecting Apps
True Love-Detecting Apps
The Match Machine App Predicts Your True Love
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43
Relationship Remnant Cleanup Kits
Relationship Remnant Cleanup Kits
The Break Up Box Ships Away All Items Left Over from a Split
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42
Triumphantly Snarky Love Cards
Triumphantly Snarky Love Cards
Emily Mcdowell's Valentine's Card Design Proves Haters Wrong
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41
Marriage Proposal Resumes
Marriage Proposal Resumes
Catherine Pelletier Likens Applying to the Right Job to Engagements
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40
Rock Climbing Weddings
Rock Climbing Weddings
This Adventurous Wedding is Not for the Faint of Heart
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39
Wanderlust Kissing Photography
Wanderlust Kissing Photography
This Couple Re-Created a Spontaneous Kiss Around the World
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38
Valentine's Day Hairstyles
Valentine's Day Hairstyles
The Heart Bun by The Beauty Department is Romantically Girly
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37
Personalized Wedding Figurines
Personalized Wedding Figurines
Mariage Poupée Makes 3D-Printed Personalized Wedding Toppers
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36
Deceptive Paper Packaging
Deceptive Paper Packaging
Papelaria's Memo Paper Boxes Mock Traditionally Romantic Gifts
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35
Romance-Inspiring Gift Packs
Romance-Inspiring Gift Packs
These Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes Help Spread the Love
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34
Poignant Heartbreak Portraits
Poignant Heartbreak Portraits
'Another November' Documents the Break-Up Blues
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33
Nostalgic Nerd Weddings
Nostalgic Nerd Weddings
This Comic Book Wedding Mashes Up Power Rangers and Lord of the Rings
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32
Romantic DIY Decoration Hearts
Romantic DIY Decoration Hearts
Get Your Home Ready for V-Day with a Pretty DIY Floral Heart
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31
Terrifying Wedding Photography
Terrifying Wedding Photography
This Halloween Wedding Photography Series Celebrates a Gothic Fall
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30
Slightly Obsessive Love Cards
Slightly Obsessive Love Cards
Emily Mcdowell's Thinking of You Card Rambles on Awkwardly
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29
Custom Matrimonial Tattoos
Custom Matrimonial Tattoos
These Custom Wedding Tattoos Let You Temporarily Ink Up Guests
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28
Identity-Sharing Accessories
Identity-Sharing Accessories
Laura Papp's Engagement Rings Embody More Than Matching Styles
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27
French Kissing Couples
French Kissing Couples
Snog by Rankin Captures Close Ups of Tongue-on-Tongue Action
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26
Comedic Couple Captures
Comedic Couple Captures
The Complementary Couple Photography Series is Inspired by the Internet
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25
Young Love Portraits
Young Love Portraits
Leah Fasten's Photographs of Young Couples Will Make You Melt
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24
Flat Ring Boxes
Flat Ring Boxes
Clifton by Andrew Zo Provides a Discreet Way to Hold Engagements Rings
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23
Medieval TV Pickup Lines
Medieval TV Pickup Lines
These Game of Thrones Pick-Up Lines Will Enchant Fans of the Show
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22
Cheeky Romantic Pun Cards
Cheeky Romantic Pun Cards
Paperless Post's Creative Valentine's Day Cards are Expressive and Fun
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21
Undead Wedding Photos
Undead Wedding Photos
These Dark Wedding Photos Were Shot at an Abandoned Warehouse
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20
LGBT Subculture Photography
LGBT Subculture Photography
The Brotherhood of Bears Captures the 'Bear' Community of Gay Men
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19
Slender Ring Cases
Slender Ring Cases
The Clifton Slim is a Sleek Place to Hide an Engagement Ring
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18
Comically Complimentary Cards
Comically Complimentary Cards
This Funny Romantic Card Thinks You're Beautiful Inside and Out
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17
Hot Dad Social Accounts
Hot Dad Social Accounts
DILFs of Disneyland Finds the Best Looking Fathers at Amusement Parks
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16
Immature Valentine's Day Cards
Immature Valentine's Day Cards
This Funny Valentine's Day Card From 'SillyReggie' is Booty-Tastic
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15
Blunt Romantic Cards
Blunt Romantic Cards
This Greeting Card is the Perfect Choice For Your Crush
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14
Humorous Couple Coffee Cups
Humorous Couple Coffee Cups
Know Who's Right in Every Fight with These Hilarious Couple Mugs
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13
Ultra Geektastic Weddings
Ultra Geektastic Weddings
This Geeky Wedding Theme Mashes Up Multiple Pop Culture Franchises
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12
Internally Filmed Kissing-GIFs
Internally Filmed Kissing-GIFs
The Outrageous 'Kiss Filmed Inside Mouth' GIF Has Gone Viral
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11
Sacrificial Romance Cards
Sacrificial Romance Cards
This Funny Greeting Card Expresses How Far You'll Go for Mr. Right
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10
Dating Personality Charts
Dating Personality Charts
This Myers-Briggs Dating Infographic Looks at the 16 Types and Romance
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9
Crass Romantic Cards
Crass Romantic Cards
This Hilarious Card Proves that Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
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8
Intimate Lip-Locked Photography
Intimate Lip-Locked Photography
This Monochrome Kissing Photography Series is Sweet and Sensual
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7
Diverse LGBT Couple Photography
Diverse LGBT Couple Photography
Braden Summers Photography Series 'All Love is Equal' is Stunning
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6
Ethereal Wedding Venues
Ethereal Wedding Venues
This Wedding Reception Design is Dreamy and Dramatic
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5
Darkly Angelic Wedding Rings
Darkly Angelic Wedding Rings
Etsy's DesignMasters Makes Striking Black Wedding Rings
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4
Awkwardly Rambling Romantic Cards
Awkwardly Rambling Romantic Cards
Share How You Feel with These Hilarious Valentine's Day Cards
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3
Romantically Bohemian Lookbooks
Romantically Bohemian Lookbooks
The Free People March 2014 Lookbook is Sweet and Free-Spirited
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2
Ex-Lover Text Compilations
Ex-Lover Text Compilations
Texts From Your Ex Has a Laugh at the Expense of Your Former Lover
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1
Trangender Relationship Photography
Trangender Relationship Photography
This Couple Photographed Their Evolving Trans Relationship
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