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Top 100 Romance Trends in 2017

From Virtual Reality Weddings to Heart-Shaped Chicken Containers

— January 27, 2018 — Lifestyle
These 2017 romance trends incorporate a range of ideas for singletons, casual daters, engaged couples, and more, with even puppy couple portraits included in the mix.

Although some prefer to keep their online impressions as positive as possible leading up their first dates, there's an app for those who are looking for a partner who hates all of the same things that they do, which enables them to create arguably stronger connections as a result. The app is fittingly dubbed 'Hater,' and allows users to bond over 2,000 topics, which they can either swipe left or right on to show their love or hatred.

Also featured are Bompas & Parr's meaty bouquets, which make for a great gift for any partner who considers themselves something of a carnivore. This unconventional bouquets are a part of a wider theme that was present this year, with Doritos making bouquets of its cheesy chips available for Valentine's Day yet again.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Scene-Skipping Romantic Audio Books
Scene-Skipping Romantic Audio Books
The Audible Romance Package Will "Skip to the Good Part"
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98
Click-Friendly Romance Apps
Click-Friendly Romance Apps
Tinder Online Brings Swipe-Based Dating to Desktop Computers
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97
Digital Dating Snapshots
Digital Dating Snapshots
The Lively App Introduced 'Quickies,' or the Snapchat of Dating
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96
Professional Dating Profile Services
Professional Dating Profile Services
The Public House's 'All Bio Myself' Refines Dating Profiles
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95
Tweet-Focused Dating Apps
Tweet-Focused Dating Apps
The Relaunched Loveflutter App Features Twitter Feeds on Profiles
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94
Weed-Themed Weddings
Weed-Themed Weddings
Irie Weddings & Events Plans Weddings Around Marijuana
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93
Broadway Musical Marriage Proposals
Broadway Musical Marriage Proposals
This Marriage Proposal is an Adaptation of a Hamilton Song
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92
Virtual Reality Weddings
Virtual Reality Weddings
AltspaceVR Helped a Couple to Get Married in a VR Venue
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91
Fried Chicken Romance Novellas
Fried Chicken Romance Novellas
'Tender Wings of Desire' is a Mother's Day Promotion from KFC
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90
Match Control Dating Apps
Match Control Dating Apps
The 'MeetLovelyPeople' Single Dating App is Designed for Londoners
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89
Fitness-Focused Dating Apps
Fitness-Focused Dating Apps
The Lime Dating App Counts Steps When Making Matches
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88
Chocolate-Coated Rice Crackers
Chocolate-Coated Rice Crackers
This Valentine's Day Chocolate Gift Boasts Bitter and Sweet Flavors
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87
Octopus Wedding Cakes
Octopus Wedding Cakes
'The Choctopus' Was Made with Copper Wiring and Modeling Chocolate
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86
Outdoorsy Dating Apps
Outdoorsy Dating Apps
LuvByrd is a Dating App for People Who Love to Get Outside
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85
Online Dating Advice Apps
Online Dating Advice Apps
Wittythumbs is an App That Will Improve Your Online Dating Conversations
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84
Cephalopod Matchmaker Campaigns
Cephalopod Matchmaker Campaigns
Kraken Rum's Valentine's Day Stunt Stars an Unlikely Matchmaker
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83
Efficiency-Focused Dating App Updates
Efficiency-Focused Dating App Updates
This New Tinder Update Will Showcase Images More Prominently
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82
Heart-Shaped Chicken Containers
Heart-Shaped Chicken Containers
For Valentine's Day, Poetic KFC Chicken Buckets Can Be Shared
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81
AI Matchmaker Chatbots
AI Matchmaker Chatbots
Match.com's 'Lara' AI Bot Suggests Matches Via Facebook Messenger
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80
Accessible Adult Website Upgrades
Accessible Adult Website Upgrades
Pornhub's Website Has Increased Its Online Accessibility
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79
AI Dating App Updates
AI Dating App Updates
Tinder Has Introduced the 'Super Likeable' Feature to Boost Matches
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78
All-in-One Wedding Planning Websites
All-in-One Wedding Planning Websites
Bridebook Helps Couples Manage Expenses and Find Inspiration
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77
Algorithmic Dating Profile Services
Algorithmic Dating Profile Services
'Atomic Love' Gives AI Analysis of Dating Profiles
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76
Authentic Relationship Podcasts
Authentic Relationship Podcasts
Audible's 'Where Do We Begin?' Shares Couple's Therapy Sessions
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75
Like-Exposing Dating App Updates
Like-Exposing Dating App Updates
The New Tinder Update Shows Users Who Swiped Right on Them First
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74
Majestic Mountain Marriages
Majestic Mountain Marriages
Squamish's 'Sea to Sky Gondola' is an Epic Wedding Venue
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73
Art Gallery Wedding Venues
Art Gallery Wedding Venues
The Historic Vancouver Art Gallery Serves as a Wedding Venue
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72
Video Dating Apps
Video Dating Apps
'Ohi' Lets Users Craft Video Profiles and Conduct Video Chats
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71
Couples Financial Platforms
Couples Financial Platforms
Zeta is a Couples Finance App to Better Understand Money Management
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70
Dual-Pour Beer Caps
Dual-Pour Beer Caps
Grain Belt's Can Topper is a Romantic and Easy Way to Serve Drinks for Two
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69
Collaborative Dating Apps
Collaborative Dating Apps
The 'Wingman' Dating App That Lets Friends Pick Dates for Users
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68
Insightful Dating Apps
Insightful Dating Apps
'Evolve' Brands Itself as a Dating and Relationship Manager
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67
Intimate Video Encryption Apps
Intimate Video Encryption Apps
Rumuki Uses Encryption to Keep Videos Limited to Select Devices
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66
Exclusive Social Dating Apps
Exclusive Social Dating Apps
Blue by Loveflutter is a Dating App Just for Verified Twitter Members
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65
Gamified Matchmaking Services
Gamified Matchmaking Services
CrushTime is a Simple Game That's Helping People Find Matches
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64
LGBTQ Dating Apps
LGBTQ Dating Apps
'Winkd' Makes It Easier for Queer People to Meet One Another Online
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63
Romance-Analyzing Apps
Romance-Analyzing Apps
The 'Evolve' App Tracks Dating Patterns Using Machine Learning
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62
Interactive Wedding Robots
Interactive Wedding Robots
'Anybots' Can Capture Candid Moments at a Wedding
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61
Dating App Fashion Ads
Dating App Fashion Ads
Alice + Olivia is Advertising First Date Outfits to Women on Bumble
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60
Date-Based Social Apps
Date-Based Social Apps
The First Dating App Sets People Up for Dates Rather Than Endless Texts
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59
Historic Home Wedding Venues
Historic Home Wedding Venues
Florida's Howey Mansion Will Re-Open as a Wedding Venue in 2018
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58
AR Dating Apps
AR Dating Apps
The 'FlirtAR' App Uses Augmented Reality to Help Users Find Love
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57
Collaborative Matchmaking Apps
Collaborative Matchmaking Apps
The Hinge Matchmaker App Lets Friends Suggest Potential Matches
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56
Playboy-Deterring Chatbots
Playboy-Deterring Chatbots
The Boy Bye Bot Comedically Gets Rid of Creeps So You Don't Have To
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55
Chip Bouquet Proposals
Chip Bouquet Proposals
This Hockey Game Proposal Was Executed Using Doritos Ketchup Roses
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54
Story-Focused Dating Apps
Story-Focused Dating Apps
The 'Attrct' Dating App Lets Users Share Their Experiences
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53
Charitable Pop-Up Wedding Chapels
Charitable Pop-Up Wedding Chapels
The Drake Hotel Will Help Eight Couples Tie the Knot
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52
Call-Based Dating Apps
Call-Based Dating Apps
Matches on the Hotline App Connect Via a Telephone Call
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51
Dating App-Inspired Chocolates
Dating App-Inspired Chocolates
This Valentine's Day Chocolate Bar References Tinder
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50
Wedding Planning Celebrity Partnerships
Wedding Planning Celebrity Partnerships
The Bachelorette's Rachel Lindsay Partnered with Wedspire
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49
Auto-Swiping Dating App Devices
Auto-Swiping Dating App Devices
The 'Tinda Finger' Swipes Right on Over 6,000 Profiles an Hour
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48
Offline-Focused Dating Apps
Offline-Focused Dating Apps
The 'Stir' App Connects Nearby Singles to Foster in-Person Meetings
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47
Gamified Dating Apps
Gamified Dating Apps
The Splish Dating App Makes Users Complete Quizzes to Get Matches
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46
Hate-Based Dating Apps
Hate-Based Dating Apps
The Dating App 'Hater' Matches People Based on Mutual Dislikes
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45
Quirky Anime Chocolates
Quirky Anime Chocolates
Tokyo Chocolate Celebrated Valentine's Day with These One Piece Chocolates
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44
AR Love Messages
AR Love Messages
The 'Free the Love' App Shares Augmented Reality Balloon Letter Messages
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43
Spouse-Spying Rental Services
Spouse-Spying Rental Services
'Ginza Ladis 1' Hires Actors to Stop Your Partner from Cheating
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42
Lookalike Dating App Features
Lookalike Dating App Features
Badoo's 'Lookalikes' Searches for Matches That Resemble Celebrities
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41
User-Scoring Dating Apps
User-Scoring Dating Apps
The 'EVE' Mobile Dating App Rewards Male Users for Being Genuine
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40
Romantic Chocolate Incense
Romantic Chocolate Incense
Koukando's 'Memories of Scent' Collection Includes Chocolate
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39
Vegan Dating Apps
Vegan Dating Apps
'Veg' is a Tinder-Style App for Vegetarians and Vegans
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38
Beauty Bridal Subscription Boxes
Beauty Bridal Subscription Boxes
Witwoobox Helps Brides Prepare for Their Big Day
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37
Travel-Oriented Wedding Registries
Travel-Oriented Wedding Registries
Airbnb and Zola's Partnership Aims to Help Newlyweds Travel
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36
Couple Finance Apps
Couple Finance Apps
The 'Honeyfi' App Simplifies Finances for Couples to Manage Money Easily
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35
Dating App Video Chats
Dating App Video Chats
'Badoo' Now Offers an In-App Live Video Chat Feature
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34
Audio-Based Dating Apps
Audio-Based Dating Apps
The 'Whisperr' Date App Lets Users Listen to Prospective Partners
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33
Curated Meat Bouquets
Curated Meat Bouquets
Bompas & Parr is Helping People Share Their Love with Meat Gifts
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32
Branded Engagement Experiences
Branded Engagement Experiences
Disney's Fairy Tale Service Helps Visitors Create Lasting Memories
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31
Inclusive Dating Apps
Inclusive Dating Apps
Glimmer is an Easy to Use Disability Dating Platform for Mobile Devices
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30
Chat-First Dating Apps
Chat-First Dating Apps
The Taffy App Puts Personality Before Looks
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29
Pixelated Dating Apps
Pixelated Dating Apps
The Vibes Dating App Hides Users' Looks in Order to Stoke Real Conversation
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28
Reality Star Dating Apps
Reality Star Dating Apps
This Former Bachelor Dating App was Launched by Sean Lowe and Catherine
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27
VR Blind Dating
VR Blind Dating
'The League' is Hosting a VR Blind Date Party on Valentine's Day
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26
Revitalized Chip Bouquets
Revitalized Chip Bouquets
Doritos is Bringing Back Its Ketchup Roses to Celebrate Valentine's Day
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25
Paparazzi Proposal Services
Paparazzi Proposal Services
Paparazzi Proposals Captures Romantic Engagements with Candid Shots
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24
Virtual Dinner Dates
Virtual Dinner Dates
Deilveroo's 'Milan on the Thames' Connects Diners in London and Italy
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23
Aromatic Bridal Kits
Aromatic Bridal Kits
Saje Wellness' Bridal Body Care Set Refreshes and Relaxes
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22
Fandom-Centered Dating Apps
Fandom-Centered Dating Apps
'Cuddli' Helps Connect Nearby People with Nerdy and Niche Interests
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21
Fantasy Engagement Boxes
Fantasy Engagement Boxes
This Golden Snitch Engagement Box is for Harry Potter Lovers
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20
Proposal-Prompting Kits
Proposal-Prompting Kits
Best Surprise's Reverse Proposal Ring Set Helps Women Initiate Engagement
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19
Online Dating Meet-Up Spaces
Online Dating Meet-Up Spaces
'The Hive' is a Physical Space for Online Daters to Meet Up
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18
Romantic Wisdom Tooth Rings
Romantic Wisdom Tooth Rings
This Couple Celebrated Their Engagement in an Unconventional Way
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17
3D-Printed Coffee Dates
3D-Printed Coffee Dates
Match.com and Espresso Yourself Make Matches with Latte Foam Selfies
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16
Suggestive Chocolate Sets
Suggestive Chocolate Sets
This Playful Set of Three Chocolates Helps One Ask an Intimate Question
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15
Discreet Pocket Socks
Discreet Pocket Socks
The Pocket Sock Has a Hidden Pouch to Hide an Engagement Ring Box
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14
Lab-Grown Engagement Rings
Lab-Grown Engagement Rings
'Vrai & Oro Weddings' Offers Rings with Lab-Grown Diamonds
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13
Artificial Intelligence Brides
Artificial Intelligence Brides
The World's First Human Robot Wedding Proves Love is Programmable
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12
Alternative Engagement Ring Retailers
Alternative Engagement Ring Retailers
Tomfoolery London Specializes in Non-Traditional Rings
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11
Dreamy Relaunched Bridal Lines
Dreamy Relaunched Bridal Lines
Celebrity-Favorite Brand 'Honor' is Relaunching as a Bridal Line
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10
Nerdy Valentine's Day Cards
Nerdy Valentine's Day Cards
Artist PJ McQuades' Humorous Cards Appeal to Star Wards Fans and More
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9
Aphrodisiacal Cannabis Chocolates
Aphrodisiacal Cannabis Chocolates
Edibles Company 1906 has Unveiled Its 'High Love' Chocolates
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8
Puppy Proposal Photoshoots
Puppy Proposal Photoshoots
The Sebastian Loves Luna Engagement Album Showcases Canine Love
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7
Slim Proposal-Streaming Cases
Slim Proposal-Streaming Cases
This Thin Engagement Ring Box Broadcasts Proposals to Social Media
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6
Single Flower Delivery Services
Single Flower Delivery Services
'Ship One Rose' Lets You Send a Flower to Loved Ones
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5
Elaborate Castle Cakes
Elaborate Castle Cakes
Le Novelle Cake Creates Wedding Cakes Inspired by Extravagant Architecture
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4
Romantic Gamer Rings
Romantic Gamer Rings
The Oathkeeper Keyblade Engagement Ring is Inspired by 'Kingdom Hearts'
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3
Eroticism-Themed Hotels
Eroticism-Themed Hotels
Concepts Like Sadism and Romance Inspired Mylines Westlake's Room Designs
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2
Intimacy Product Subscription Services
Intimacy Product Subscription Services
'Maude' Offers Sex Essentials Direct-to-Consumer
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1
Disney Bridal Gowns
Disney Bridal Gowns
Kuraudia Co. Launched an Officially Licensed Line of Princess Dresses
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