A new dating trend called ‘kondo-ing’, sparked off the back of Marie Kondo’s cleaning trend, could be the harshest one yet.
Tidying-up sensation Marie Kondo has sweeped the nation, after she landed a hit Netflix show, and it led many of us to declutter our lives of rubbish. But could it also be applied to your relationships?
According to dating website Plenty of Fish, the hottest trend in dating is ‘Kondo-ing’, which is ditching your partner as soon as they don’t spark joy anymore.
Inspired by the best-selling author – she encourages people to throw out things when they no longer ‘spark joy’.
The cleaning-themed dating trends don’t stop with Kondo-ing though. Another is ‘Hinch-ing’, named after popular cleaning guru Mrs Hinch.
According to dating website Plenty of Fish, the hottest trend in dating is ‘Kondo-ing’, which is ditching another as soon as they don’t spark joy.Inspired by Marie Kondo (pictured at the Oscars) the best-selling author encourages people to throw out things when they no longer ‘spark joy’
Shannon Smith, relationship expert at Plenty of Fish explains: ‘Brits are no longer just sweeping their love lives under the carpet.
‘This spring, singles are taking action to spruce up their dates and relationships.’
Marie Kondo first rose to global popularity with the publication of her 2011 book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
In 2015, she was listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, and explains in her book how she’s loved tidying since she was a toddler and read housewife magazines as a child.
Shannon Smith, resident dating and relationship expert at Plenty of Fish explains: ‘Brits are no longer just sweeping their love lives under the carpet. This Spring, singles are taking action to spruce up their dates and relationships (stock image)
Her now world-famous system of organising is known as the KonMari method, and got a further boost earlier this year when she landed her own show on Netflix.
While another cleaning based dating trend is ‘Hinch-ing’ according to the dating experts.
The trend, inspired by Mrs Hinch, real name Sophie Hinchcliffe, involves turning your partner into a cleaning guru.
Another trend is ‘Hinch-ing’ according to the dating experts. The trend, inspired by Mrs Hinch, real name Sophie Hinchcliffe (pictured) involves turning your partner into a cleaning guru
Plenty of Fish also named four other terms, Brexit-ing, Easter ex-hunting, daffa-dilling, and blossoming.
What are the biggest dating trends for spring 2019?
1. Kondo-ing: Re-organising your love life to set free those who don’t ‘spark joy’ and find a new special someone this spring
2. Hinch-ing: Seeking inspiration from Mrs Hinch to turn your messy partner into a cleaning guru
3. Brexit-ing: Threatening to leave a relationship, then managing to renegotiate the terms and stay together at the last minute
4. Easter Ex-Hunting: Messaging an old flame to find someone to spend the Easter / bank holiday with
5. Daffa-dilling: When a love interest pops into your life at the same time every year for a short period of time – occurs most often around spring as people look for new (or old!) beginnings
6. Blossoming: As cuffing season comes to an end and you manage to keep hold of your partner and get to the next stage in a relationship
Source: Plenty of Fish
Inspired by the current political climate, Brexit-ing is apparently threatening to leave a relationship, then managing to renegotiate the terms and stay together at the last minute.
The other three are perhaps more universal, with easter ex-hunting denoting the act of messaging an old flame to find someone to spend the Easter bank holiday with.
Daffa-dilling is when a love interest pops into your life, at the same time every year for a short period, and blossoming is the term used for a relationship that carries on after cuffing season.
The trends follow last years, where ‘Grande-ing’, ‘vulturing’ and ‘you-turning’ were all added to the dating dictionary.
Inspired by Ariana Grande’s hit song Thank U, Next, ‘Grande-ing’ refers to the act of expressing gratitude to an ex at the end of a failed relationship.
While you might not be able to write a chart-topping song to celebrate your newfound singleton, the principle can be applied to everyday situations.
The key is learning to reject negativity over what went wrong and instead moving forward with your life.
Instagrandstanding was another trend, which involves curating your Instagram feed with one person in mind, and specifically posting pictures that will appeal to your crush.
More than half of those surveyed by Plenty of Fish admitted they tailored their feed – as well as 69 per cent of 22 to 25 year olds.