These Were the Most Successful Dating Cities of 2017
We have a sneaking suspicion that it’s going to take a good long while for many of us to recover from the wild ride that’s been 2017. From the emotional experience of January’s Women’s March to the heart-wrenching #MeToo movement to the history-making Alabama Senate race that ultimately saw Democrat Doug Jones bring down the highly controversial Roy Moore… welp, we think it’s safe to say that it’s been a journey. Quite frankly, revisiting these headlines all over again (and mind you — this is just the tip of the iceberg) makes us that much more anxious to curl up under a fuzzy blanket and try to enjoy the simple joys of the holiday season. Before you check out on 2017 completely and start looking ahead to hopefully better times though, there’s another year-end recap that we’re pretty confident will pique your interest. The source? None other than Match.com.
The online dating giant released findings from their annual Year in Review survey in early December, giving us a glimpse into the trends — dating and otherwise — among its user base over the last 12 months. For your viewing (and 2017 recapping) pleasure, here are just a few of stats we found especially interesting.
cities where women initiate the most conversations
1. Boston, MA
2. Sacramento, CA
3. Tampa, FL
You go, girls! Why wait for your online crush to initiate?
cities that see the most “late night conversations”
1. Las Vegas, NV
2. San Bernardino, CA
3. Phoenix, AZ
Is “late night conversation” synonymous with “drunk texting” or “booty call?” We’ll let you be the judge.
cities that went on the most dates in 2017
1. Portland, OR
2. Kansas City, MO
3. Minneapolis, MN
Match calls these the “most successful dating cities” of the year. Well done, Portland!
cities with the largest single populations
1. Denver, CO
2. Austin, TX
3. Charlotte, NC
It’s worth noting, however, that just because these locations have the highest numbers of singles doesn’t mean they are the best (or worst) cities for singles.
top locations for missed connections, by city
1. Athletics and sports (for Match users in Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco)
2. Trains (for Match users in Chicago)
3. Government buildings (for Match users in Washington, DC)
4. Bars (for Match users in Philadelphia)
In 2018, let’s resolve to let fewer missed connections get away, shall we?
match members choose teams during celeb breakups
1. Match users choose Katy Perry over Orlando Bloom.
2. Match users choose Chris Pratt over Anna Farris.
3. Match users choose Aaron Rodgers over Olivia Munn.
Katy Perry — yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Do any of the results from Match’s Year in Review surprise you? Tweet us @BritandCo!
(Photo via Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)