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Match Offers New ‘Bucket List’ Feature

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We’re headed into summer, and online dating company Match conducted a survey to assess how many singles feel more adventurous this time of year. The results are in – 85% said that a potential date’s sense of adventure was an attractive quality, and 76% said they’d like to try something new in the coming months.

In fact, the results were overwhelmingly clear – singles crave a sense of adventure. Seventy-three percent said they would actually be more attracted to someone if they had a bucket list item in common, and 66% of singles said they would likely check off one of their bucket list items on a date.

Because of this, Match decided to create a new feature on their dating app called ‘Bucket List’ to highlight potential dates’ sense of adventure.

Users can go to their profile dashboard and click on the bucket list icon, which provides them with four categories to choose from: adventure, travel, sports, and personal goals. From there, they can choose specific activities. For instance, under “adventure” they can select “swim with dolphins” or “go on a safari.” Under travel, you have options like “see the Northern Lights” or “take a wine tour of Napa Valley.”

Match selected specific goals based on their survey results. Here is what they found singles were most likely to put on their bucket lists:

  1. Fall in love- 83%
  2. Go on a wine tour in Napa- 53%
  3. Change someone’s life for the better- 52%
  4. Get to my ideal weight- 47%
  5. Go on a safari- 45%
  6. Ride a hot air balloon- 45%
  7. See the Northern Lights- 45%
  8. Go to the Super Bowl- 43%
  9. Swim with dolphins- 39%
  10. Travel through Europe- 38%

In addition to the new feature, Match is launching a real-life bucket list event series this summer to get you motivated to reach your goals and meet people in the process. The dating service will be offering over 600 events across the country, ranging from photography classes to flying lessons to volunteering in Ecuador to going on a trip to see the Northern Lights.

Dr. Helen Fisher, Chief Scientific Advisor for Match and Biological Anthropologist, says: “Novelty triggers the dopamine system in the brain to make you feel alert, focused, energetic, optimistic…and often romantic, making one’s sense of adventure the ultimate aphrodisiac. So when you find an adventurous partner, you are likely to have a companion who will keep you lively, healthy and romantic too.”

You can go to Match.com Events to see what events are happening in your area. For more information on this dating service you can read our Match review.