Gen Z, Millennials Are Different In Their Dating Patterns
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Recent research from the Indian dating app Quack Quack sheds light on how GenZ and Millennial daters have different relationship habits. 10,000 users of the dating and friendship app between the ages of 18 and 35 and are both working workers and students were polled from Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities. The study reveals that despite significant differences in their dating habits, the study reveals that both generations prefer online dating to its conventional counterpart. However, GenZ took the top spot, with nearly 59 percent of participants under the age of 23 choosing dating apps as their preferred method of meeting someone, compared to 4 percent of Millennial daters. Some Millennial daters are using matrimonial websites, but some still prefer old-fashioned meet-cutes and buddy introductions.
Casual vs Serious
43 percent of Millennial daters on the platform mentioned using the app to find genuine relationships to commit to; they are not interested in casual dating. For most of these dates, it is due to their growing age.
While studying the younger generation, it found that 54 percent of the daters are interested in serious relationships and casual dating based on what kind of person they are meeting online. They are curious, and they want to explore before settling down. Almost 31 percent of daters between 18 to 22 are trying out speed dating. The survey answers dictated that GenZ daters prefer talking to multiple people at a time.
Ghosting is immature, say Millennials.
It found that 23 percent of GenZ from tier 1 and 2 cities perceive ghosting to be much less offensive as opposed to 32 percent of Millennial daters who find the trend utterly immature and disrespectful. While the millennials say that people should take accountability and have the courage to say things are not working out, GenZ daters opined that it is better to avoid awkward conversations.
Shared values are crucial for GenZ.
The poll shows that when it comes to shared values and matching outlooks toward life, Millennials are more relaxed and accepting than GenZ daters. 36 percent of female GenZ daters disclosed that they wouldn’t consider matching with someone with opposing views on the core ideals and moral values. The study shows Genz daters have strong opinions and are reluctant to look at others’ perspectives; similar tastes and matching vibes play a crucial role in their decision-making process. According to the app’s data, 52 percent of GenZ daters don’t match with people with differing standpoints on Green Issues. 42 percent of Millennial daters say they believe in giving people a chance. Differing beliefs don’t always mean conflicts; they can also help you broaden your horizon and learn more if you keep an open mind.
GenZ daters are looking for friendship.
The survey shows GenZ users in the app are not afraid to be single. In fact, 27 percent of male users below 23 are using the app to find genuine friendships, compared to 39 percent of Millennial men looking for love. These young daters are often seen casually chatting online with their matches without intending to get exclusive with them. The results also show that slow dating, i.e., taking your sweet time to make an informed choice, is more prevalent among GenZ daters than Millennials. Almost 34 percent of GenZ daters get to know their match from different social media platforms before meeting them in person.
Who’s better on First Dates?
When it comes to first-date etiquette, Millennial women from tier 1 and 2 cities are leading. 29 percent of these women always offer to split the bill on a first date, compared to only 12 percent of GenZ women suggesting the same. But while choosing a spot for first dates, survey data shows that 2 percent of GenZ female daters from tier 1 and 2 cities picked someplace moderately affordable compared to 2 percent of Millennial women, who leaned toward fancy restaurants and cafes.
The realist vs the romantic.
GenZ daters are more realistic about love than Millennials. 37 percent of GenZ users, mostly students, said they don’t believe in soulmates or a “forever” kind of love. They pick matches, looking at their outfit, charisma, and sense of style, or GenZ calls them fit, rizz, and drip. What OTT shows you loved to what celebs you follow on social media platforms can make or break your chances to be picked by a GenZ dater. If you want to make it as a GenZ dater, you have no place to be last season, is what most of the survey participants between 18 to 22 told Quack Quack. On the other hand, 39 percent of Millennial male and female users called themselves “hopeless romantics.” Living “happily ever after” still exists in their scheme of things.