Seeking Society 2024 – Rules for the New Year

The new year is a time to reevaluate your trajectory.  Where are you heading? What direction is life taking you in? Are the people that surround you the people that you see uplifting you, and taking both your life, and your wellbeing to the next level? As we head into the season of sharing those tacky, end of year Dating Wrapped reports (in the style of Spotify Wrapped, but with far more intimate details than one might be comfortable giving out even at a boozy brunch), we see the sheer epidemic of coffee shop dates, of bill-splitters, and of the …

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2023 Dating Trends – The Year in Review

Seeking Couple on Date

2023 brought with it an entirely new vocabulary of dating trends. With the continued rise of social media, trends spread across our screens like wildfire, giving us a new way to discuss our relationships, situationships and sneaky links. At Seeking, we decided to decode these dating trends, and define which ones you need to keep an eye out for, and which you need to be incorporating into your dating life (looking at you, Edudating and Dating Up!). Glossary of Dating Terms: Barbenheimer Dating Barbenheimer Dating is based on the concept of the “Barbenheimer effect,” which is the idea that people …

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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Revisited – Seeking’s View

Seeking's Hierarchy of Needs

There’s one thing that we know for sure: not all of us have the same needs, wants, and desires. But, is that true? Honestly, in the realm of luxury dating, we believe that it is. When your standards rise, your expectations not only for yourself, but for others, become elevated too. Your needs are no longer ‘basic’ but nuanced, and are defined more by attention to detail.  Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs There’s a psychological model called Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. It’s like a roadmap for human desires. It breaks down our needs, starting with basic survival stuff like food and …

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Holiday Gift Guide: Be Careful What You Gift For

Holiday Gifts

Gifting, especially when it carries a touch of luxury, transcends the exchange of material possessions.  Each gift becomes a messenger that conveys your partner’s sentiments, desires, and intentions.  From timeless classics like vintage perfumes to the modern allure of more bespoke fragrances, and from the warmth of a cashmere sweater to the spicier wink of more intimate devices, gifts speak their own language. What do they mean, then? With Christmas on its way, we have decoded the language of gift-giving.  When you’re in the luxury dating realm, gifts will be a reality— it’s time we examined some of the implications, …

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11 Unique Traits of a High-Value Man

In today’s fast-evolving dating landscape, the term “high-value man” has boomed— exponentially. We all have a vague idea of what makes a man “high-value”, but what are some key traits that encompass this new version of tall, dark and handsome? And, most importantly, what is it like to actually date someone like that? What sets him apart from the crowd? Beyond financial status, these men embody qualities that put them several steps ahead— but, before we get into it, there’s one trait that we all know sets the bar high at the very beginning: You will not be receiving any …

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Goodbye Daylight Savings Time, Hello Cuffing Season!

Woman experiencing daylight savings

It’s that time of year again where we are forced to turn back our clocks against our will and embrace darker, colder, shorter days. At least, that is one way to look at it. But what if we considered this time change as an opportunity instead? If you think of this extra hour as a gift instead of a nuisance, perhaps then you could make the most of it.  We really give this time change more power over us than we ought to. The week Daylight Savings Time ends can make many feel so hopeless. The warm weather is behind …

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How Money Influences Infatuation In Modern Day Relationships

Wealthy Couple in City

“’Love is blind,’ I get that, but sometimes love wants to fly first-class,” says Stacy’s father on the new season of Netflix’s hit dating show Love is Blind. We’re still waiting for the conclusion, but— he’s not wrong. When Stacy met Izzy, sparks flew— they got to know each other without seeing each other’s faces, but it becomes clear, as the season goes on, that their tax brackets are radically different, and so are their fundamental values when it comes to finances. In essence, Stacy found herself a man who wants to split the dinner bills with her. As expected, …

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Why Gen Z Women Prefer Dating Older Men

Move over Millennials, Gen Z is the new hottest demographic in town – and they want your men. Well, not all of your men. A new study of Seeking.com’s rising female demographic reveals that Gen Z women have very high expectations for their relationships and their male counterparts are just not measuring up. So as more and more Gen Z women start entering the dating pool, they are skipping right over their peers and setting their sights on men of a certain age: 10-14 years older to be exact.  This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been …

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Might As Well Face It: We’re Addicted to Love

Addicted to Love

It’s no secret that love can make us do crazy things. So much art and music has been dedicated to the feeling of falling in love and heartbreak that we all know in our collective consciousness that love is in fact, a drug. But did you know there is an actual scientific reason why love can make us feel so high – and so low? Once you realize that those warm fuzzy feelings are actually dopamine hits, suddenly it all makes sense.  What is “Dopamine”? Dopamine, often referred to as the brain’s “feel-good” neurotransmitter, is a chemical messenger that plays …

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Why Women Can’t Afford To Date Losers in This Economy 

Interest rates, housing, food, oil, and energy costs are not the only things on the rise – so are dating standards. As the next generation of womens become more educated and starts out-earning their male peers, dating in this economy suddenly requires a lot more strategy.  We’ve come a long way since 1960 and while the patriarchy is still alive and well, the foundation is starting to crumble. The modern economy has had a significant impact on the dating landscape. In recent years, women have made significant gains in the workforce, now accounting for more than half of the college-educated …

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