2020: The new normals of daily life
This year, if you found yourselves asking "what day is it?" you weren’t alone. That question was searched for on Google more than ever before in 2020 as so many of us adjusted to new routines while living through the coronavirus pandemic.
Sheltering in place meant we had to get creative with our beauty and grooming habits. Average daily views of YouTube videos with “haircut” and “home” or “how to” in the title increased by over 220 percent since mid-March, and that was just the beginning. These are the 2020 top trending beauty “how to’s…” on Google Search.
How to cut men's hair at home
How to plop hair
How to color your hair at home
How to wash your hands
How to style curtain bangs
How to cut women's hair
How to do knotless braids
How to fade hair
How to trim your own hair
How to dermaplane
Found yourself kneading some kitchen inspiration this year? If you weren’t a master chef or baker before 2020, you may be now. Searches for “recipes” hit an all-time high worldwide. In the U.S., comfort food and sweet treats consume this year’s top trending recipes. (Fun fact: On YouTube, global average daily views of videos related to sourdough have increased over 260 percent since Mar. 15.)
Egg salad sandwich
Healthy banana bread
Our commute time turned to couch time, as many of us transitioned from the office to working from home. People looked for solutions to questions like “how to stay motivated” and “how to stay focused.” Here are the top trending work from home-related questions this year.
How to stay motivated working from home
How to stay focused working from home
How to start working from home
How to be productive working from home
How to get a job working from home
How to stay sane working from home
How to keep toddler busy while working from home
How to make working from home fun
How to survive working from home
How to manage employees working from home
When we weren’t finding new recipes or trimming our own bangs, we explored virtual ways to stay entertained and connected. Whether you celebrated a major milestone or found new ways to keep your kids engaged at home, this list of “virtual…” searches is extremely 2020.
Virtual field trips
Virtual museum tours
Virtual Kentucky Derby
Virtual NBA fans
Virtual EDC rave
Virtual baby shower
And speaking of virtual, the dating scene looked a little different this year. From digital-only to socially distanced date ideas, we still looked for ways to find a connection.
Quarantine date ideas
Virtual date ideas
Long distance date ideas
Free date ideas
Social distancing date ideas
First date ideas during covid
Facetime date ideas
Outdoor date ideas
At home date ideas
Best date ideas
For more lifestyle trends that made 2020 feel, well, so 2020, explore this year’s other trending lists at Google.com/2020. And you can learn more about what we watched and learned during the pandemic with this year’s YouTube Trends.