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Top 100 Romance Trends of 2015

From Date Night Subscription Boxes to Gender-Inclusive Dating Apps

— December 29, 2015 — Lifestyle
The top 2015 romance trends reveal that convenience and compatibility are important factors when it comes to dating and relationship-building. The rise of smartphone technology has largely turned dating into an activity that can be carried out with the touch of a button. However, this does not mean that consumers are wholly satisfied with technology that simply facilitates finding a potential match.

It is true that the rise of dating apps has made it easier for consumers to access a greater pool of potential partners. However, consumers are not willing to sacrifice compatibility for the convenience that some mainstream dating apps provide. As a result, there has been a rise in niche dating apps that cater to everything from specific religious groups to those who share an interest in body modification.

In addition to new dating apps, the desire to balance convenience and compatibility is also apparent in other industries. Indeed, the top 2015 romance trends reveal that subscription box services are increasingly catering to couples who want to enjoy fun and interesting activities, but may not have the time to plan these things in advance.

For more information about romance, dating and weddings, check out Trend Hunter's 2016 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Behavior-Rewarding Dating Apps
Behavior-Rewarding Dating Apps
This App Honors Male Users Who Demonstrate Good Behavior
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99
Sobriety Dating Services
Sobriety Dating Services
The Sober Dating App Helps Those Who Don't Imbibe Find Love
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98
Romantic Beer Baskets
Romantic Beer Baskets
The 'Beer Lovers Delights' Box Pairs Microbrews with Decadent Chocolate
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97
Spontaneous Romantic Getaways
Spontaneous Romantic Getaways
HotelTonight's Love More Package is Perfect for Last Minute Planners
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96
Proposal-Recording Gadgets
Proposal-Recording Gadgets
The Ring Cam Makes Recording a Wedding Proposal Easy
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95
Intoxicating Dating Stunts
Intoxicating Dating Stunts
Primus' Mobile Marketing Stunt Targets Guys on Tinder
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94
$30,000 Valentine's Margaritas
$30,000 Valentine's Margaritas
This Pricey Margarita is Better than Roses and Chocolates
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93
Rewarded Romance
Rewarded Romance
Editor Laura McQuarrie Shares Romantic Marketing Incentives for Valentine's Day
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92
Female-Empowering Messaging Apps
Female-Empowering Messaging Apps
The Bumble App for Dating Only Lets Women Start Conversations
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91
E-Dating Mockery
E-Dating Mockery
Trend Hunter's Laura McQuarrie Discusses Examples of Tinder Jokes and Parodies
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90
Wedding Karaoke Pop-Ups
Wedding Karaoke Pop-Ups
This Fun Karaoke Station Helps You Put on a Performance & a Wedding Dress
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89
Relationship-Saving Apps
Relationship-Saving Apps
The 'Without' App Helps Couples in Long-Distance Relationships
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88
Couple Communication Apps
Couple Communication Apps
The LoveByte Communication App Chronicles Special Moments
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87
Love-Coaching Mattresses
Love-Coaching Mattresses
Dunlopillo Wants You to Listen to Its Mattress to Improve Relationships
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86
Silhouetted Kissing Booths
Silhouetted Kissing Booths
This Fun Kissing Booth by DENTISTE' Ecourages Affection in Public
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85
Gender-Inclusive Dating Apps
Gender-Inclusive Dating Apps
The 'One Good Crush' App Accommodates All Gender Expressions
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84
Exclusive Dating Apps
Exclusive Dating Apps
CelebFit is a Dating App That Operates on an Invite-only Basis for Quality
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83
Customizable Gamified Bed Sheets
Customizable Gamified Bed Sheets
The Game of Love Kit Turns Any Bed into a Romantic Game Night
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82
Flower Delivery Drones
Flower Delivery Drones
This Flower Marketing Stunt Involves a Romantic UAV
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81
Boyfriend-Generating Subscriptions (Update)
Boyfriend-Generating Subscriptions (Update)
Invisible Boyfriend Provides Real-Life Proof of Love
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80
Curiosity-Based Dating Apps
Curiosity-Based Dating Apps
This Matchmaking App Provides a New Way to Evaluate Other Users
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79
Coffee Date Events
Coffee Date Events
Match.com and Starbucks Couple Up for a Romantic Matchmaking Event
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78
Text-Free Dating Apps
Text-Free Dating Apps
This Matchmaking App is Entire Focused on Setting Up Actual Dates
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77
Romantic Finance Charts
Romantic Finance Charts
This Infographic Analyzes the Huge Cost of Valentine's Day in America
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76
Speedy Bouquet Deliveries
Speedy Bouquet Deliveries
Tonic Blooms is a Toronto Flower Delivery Business in Beta
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75
Literary Love Cards
Literary Love Cards
This Handmade Valentine's Day Card is Something to Write Home About
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74
Marriage Proposal Board Games
Marriage Proposal Board Games
This Man Created a Customized Monopoly Game for a Marriage Proposal
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73
Harassment-Free Dating Apps
Harassment-Free Dating Apps
This App Ensures That All Interactions are Respectful
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72
Custom Sound Wave Keepsakes
Custom Sound Wave Keepsakes
Soundwave Art Turns Your Voice into a Romantic Present for Him or Her
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71
Couples' Fondue Sets
Couples' Fondue Sets
The 'Fondue for Two' Set Creates a Snack Served by Candlelight
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70
Lyrical Rapper Valentines
Lyrical Rapper Valentines
These Drake Valentine's are Perfect for Super Fans
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69
Romanically Glam Matrimonies
Romanically Glam Matrimonies
A Canadian Couple Celebrates a Glitzy Destination Wedding in Paris
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68
Marriage Proposal Generators
Marriage Proposal Generators
This Quick Survey Provides Ideas on How to Stage an Amazing Proposal
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67
DIY Sushi Dinner Kits
DIY Sushi Dinner Kits
This DIY Sushi Rolls Kit is Perfect for an At-home Date Night
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66
Intentionally Bad Valentines
Intentionally Bad Valentines
These Crudely Drawn Love Letters Show You Care in an Unartistic Way
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65
Intimacy-Tracking Apps
Intimacy-Tracking Apps
Glow's Ruby App Helps Women Get Insights on Intimate Health Issues
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64
Cocktails-Only Dating Apps
Cocktails-Only Dating Apps
The Rendeevoo App Wants to Be the Uber of Real Life Dates
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63
Cutesy Couples' Cutlery
Cutesy Couples' Cutlery
His and Hers Ice Cream Spoons Bring Even More Sweetness to Dessert
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62
Abusive Dating Charts
Abusive Dating Charts
This Infographic Explore the Threats and Insults Exchanged Via Tinder
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61
Bizarre Dating Games
Bizarre Dating Games
Mousou Mansion Lets You Go on Dates with Food, Animals & TV Characters
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60
Robotic Dating App Stunts
Robotic Dating App Stunts
This SXSW Tinder Marketing Stunt Used a Hot Robot to Promote Ex Machina
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59
Beer Crafting Date Kits
Beer Crafting Date Kits
This Bone Dry Irish Stout Brewing Kit is a Foolproof Date Night Activity
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58
Cagey Valentine Greetings
Cagey Valentine Greetings
This Punny Celebrity Valentines Card Features the Face of Nicolas Cage
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57
Romantic Valentine Selfies
Romantic Valentine Selfies
The Selfit App Allows You to Take a Valentine Selfie for Your Boo
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56
Faithful Dating Sites
Faithful Dating Sites
This Dating Service is Designed for People Who Have Been Cheated On
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55
Romantic Veggie Greetings
Romantic Veggie Greetings
These Vegan Valentines are Perfect for the Health-Inclined
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54
Romantic Strawberry Bouquets
Romantic Strawberry Bouquets
This Edible Bouquet is a Sweet Alternative to a Flower Arrangement
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53
Bearded Matchmaking Research
Bearded Matchmaking Research
These Gillette Dating Statistics Take Advantage of Tinder's Big Data
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52
Tattoo Dating Apps
Tattoo Dating Apps
Tatchat is a New Dating App That Helps Connect Fellow Tattoo Enthusiasts
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51
Romantic Dinner Kits
Romantic Dinner Kits
Style & Entertaining's Kit Supplies a Romantic Dinner for Two
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50
Matchmaking Travel Packages
Matchmaking Travel Packages
Swipe Right is a Romantic W Hotel Package to Connect Singles
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49
Faith-Based Dating Apps
Faith-Based Dating Apps
Collide is a Tinder-Style Christian Dating App
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48
Twosome Tea Cups
Twosome Tea Cups
This Romantic Dishware is a Fun Way to Enjoy Tea for Two
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47
Date Night Activity Subscriptions
Date Night Activity Subscriptions
Datelivery is a Monthly Delivery for a Romantic Night-In
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46
TV-Referencing Valentine's Day Cards
TV-Referencing Valentine's Day Cards
Tom Haverford Would Approve of This Parks and Rec Valentine
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45
Astrological Dating Apps
Astrological Dating Apps
Align Analyzes Zodiac Compatibility to Make Love Matches
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44
Romantic Pizza Cards
Romantic Pizza Cards
This Hilarious Pizza Card is Perfect for Valentine's Day
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43
Premium Dating Apps (UPDATE)
Premium Dating Apps (UPDATE)
This Advertisement for Tinder Plus Will Take You on an Adventure
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42
Cozy Cuddling Cafes
Cozy Cuddling Cafes
McVitie's Pop-Up Romantic Cafe Accepts Hugs as Payment
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41
Sweet Sentimental Cards
Sweet Sentimental Cards
This Adorable Card Thanks the Recipient for Existing
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40
3D-Printed Gift Boxes
3D-Printed Gift Boxes
Cubify's Valentine's Day Boxes Perfectly Present Small, Medium & Large Gifts
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39
Prescription Valentine Cards
Prescription Valentine Cards
This Funny Valentine Card Calls Upon the Services of Dr. Love
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38
Cheeky Valentine's Day Cards
Cheeky Valentine's Day Cards
This Cute Valentine's Card Zeroes in on Your Compatibility
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37
Romantic Story Social Feeds
Romantic Story Social Feeds
The Way We Met is an Instagram Account Dedicated to Love Stories
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36
Vino Valentine Cards
Vino Valentine Cards
Pop the Cork on Romance with This Funny Wine Valentine Card
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35
Proximity-Based Dating Apps
Proximity-Based Dating Apps
'Happn' is a Dating App That Aims to Make Missed Connections History
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34
Clever Celeb Photoshopping
Clever Celeb Photoshopping
Transform Photos of Your Ex By Putting Celebrities In There Instead
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33
Couples Whiskey Tumbler Kits
Couples Whiskey Tumbler Kits
This DIY Whiskey Tumbler Kit Makes a Fun Date Night Activity
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32
Celeb-Referencing Valentine Cards
Celeb-Referencing Valentine Cards
These Funny Valentines Feature the Inflated Ego of Kanye West
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31
Virtual Wedding Ceremonies
Virtual Wedding Ceremonies
The IKEA Online Wedding Lets You Plan and Hold Your Nuptials On the Web
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30
Internet Culture Valentines
Internet Culture Valentines
These Modern Valentine's Cards are for Modern Couples
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29
Surprise Proposal Photos
Surprise Proposal Photos
Vlad Leto Photographs Couples Mid-Proposal
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28
Romantic Texting Flowcharts
Romantic Texting Flowcharts
Becca Clason's Texting Tips Help You Figure Out If You Should Text Him
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27
Romantic Groomsmen Photography
Romantic Groomsmen Photography
This Elegant Wedding Photoshoot Focuses on Male Comradery
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26
Quirky Engagement Editorials
Quirky Engagement Editorials
This Couple Announced Their Engagement with Retro and Funny Photos
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25
Movie-Based Dating Apps
Movie-Based Dating Apps
This Dating App Matches Users Based on Their Netflix Viewing History
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24
Honest Valentine's Day Cards
Honest Valentine's Day Cards
Emily McDowell Has Created a Funny Valentine's Day Card for Singles
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23
Sentimental Rapper Romance Cards
Sentimental Rapper Romance Cards
This Drake Card is the Perfect Way to Pour Your Heart Out
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22
Comedic Bagel Valentine Greetings
Comedic Bagel Valentine Greetings
This Cute Food Valentine Card Features an Everything Bagel
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21
Pug Wedding Cakes
Pug Wedding Cakes
Canine-Loving Couples Will Enjoy These Creative Toppers
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20
Creative Date Night Subscriptions
Creative Date Night Subscriptions
The Date to Door Subscription Dreams Up Date Night Ideas for You
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19
Intuitive Condom Branding
Intuitive Condom Branding
DUO Condoms Takes a Visual Approach to Its Branding Strategy
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18
Kiss-Conducing Benches
Kiss-Conducing Benches
The Kissing Bench Allows Couples to Feel Comfortable When Exchanging Saliva
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17
Magically Punny Greeting Cards
Magically Punny Greeting Cards
The Harry Potter Valentine Features Neville Longbottom's Wand
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16
Suggestive Social Media Valentines
Suggestive Social Media Valentines
This Cheeky Valentine's Day Card Puns on an Instagram Feature
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15
Saucy Valentine's Day Cards
Saucy Valentine's Day Cards
This Funny Valentine's Card Asks to Be Turnt Up
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14
Rapper-Referencing Valentine Cards
Rapper-Referencing Valentine Cards
You Can Give Bae These Kane West Valentines on February 14th
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13
Underwater Engagement Photos
Underwater Engagement Photos
Love and Water Photography Captures Unique Couple Imagery
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12
Romantic Cable Organizers
Romantic Cable Organizers
The Cord Taco Takes on Sweet Sayings and Pastel Colors for Valentine's
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11
Aging Romance Portraits
Aging Romance Portraits
The Lovers by Lauren Fleishman was Inspired by Old Love Letters
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10
Flatpack Ring Boxes
Flatpack Ring Boxes
The 'Ring Stash' Ring Box Features a Small Form to Hide it From Your Fiancee
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9
Floral Vending Machines
Floral Vending Machines
24Flower in Amsterdam is an Innovative New Retail Concept
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8
Blunt Valentine Greetings
Blunt Valentine Greetings
This Funny Valentine Day Card Encourages Charitable Acts on February 14
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7
Tech-Obsessed Valentine Cards
Tech-Obsessed Valentine Cards
This Honest Valentine's Day Card Expresses Your Affection
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6
Tribal Courtship Photography
Tribal Courtship Photography
These Images of 'The Guérewol Festival' were Captured by Terri Gold
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5
Snogging Valentine Cards
Snogging Valentine Cards
This Make Out Valentine's Day Card Gets Intimate
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4
Romantic Photography Lenses
Romantic Photography Lenses
Cubify's Made with Love Bokeh Photography Kit is 3D-Printed
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3
Date Night Subscription Boxes
Date Night Subscription Boxes
Date in a Crate is a Monthly Delivery of Romantic Activities
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2
Vulgar Valentine Cards
Vulgar Valentine Cards
This Hilarious Valentine's Day Card Uses a Little Obscenity
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1
Romantic Metalwork Rings
Romantic Metalwork Rings
The Oldfield Forge Academy Lets Couples Forge Their Own DIY Wedding Rings
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