Yahoo! Searches this Week Show Dating Jitters and Calorie Counting

This is an ongoing series of posts that highlights the daily search habits of Yahoo! users.

First Date Jitters

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We’ve all been there! It’s a Saturday night, you’ve got a first date and you’re nervous about what to wear and what to say.

Many people turn to the Web for dating advice, and this week is no different. Even guys seem to get first date jitters as [dating tips for guys first date] is a top dating-related search term on Yahoo!. Other top searches include [first date ideas] and [what to wear on a first date].

While some find love through mutual friends or at social events, there is a growing number of people who have found love online. So which dating sites are Yahoo! users turning to? Dating sites [okcupid] and [match.com] are the top searched on Yahoo! over the past month. Bachelors and bachelorettes are also interested in having their dating life in the palm of their hand. The top searched dating apps on Yahoo! this month are [meet me], [badoo], [grindr], and [tinder] - which is up 290%!

How many calories in a…?

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The temperature is rising and Yahoo! users are looking to shed their winter coats and start controlling their calories! But which foods and drinks add up to the most calories? Top searches on Yahoo! this week include: [how many calories in a banana], [mcdonalds calories], [how many calories in one pound], [how many calories in an egg], [calories in sugar], [calories in avocado], [calories in wine], [calories in vodka], [hummus calories], [beer calories], [corn on the cob calories], and [calories in steak].

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is Yahoo! Search Data: Yahoo! aggregates the billions of searches performed across Yahoo! properties to give the pulse on what people are thinking and talking about. Searches represent the people, an instant poll every moment of the day, looking into the fleeting moods and entrenched attitudes of Internet users across the world.

What exactly is a search and why are they useful?: A keyword(s) or term(s) that people enter in the Search box.

What does spiking, buzzing, and off the charts mean? A “spiking” or “buzzing” search refers to terms with the greatest percentage increase in searches from one period of time to the next (usually day, week or month). Something that’s “off the chart” refers to a term that had no meaningful number of searches in the previous time period.

How are rankings determined? Rankings, unless otherwise noted, are based on the total number of searches.

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