Survey: Dating App Dealbreakers

A survey of 12,000 singles has uncovered common dating dealbreakers. Traits such as age, job, and jealous behaviour are all under the microscope for singles looking for real connections.

QuackQuack’s survey of singles in India found that 24% of singles over 30 will swipe left on someone based on their job and educational background. Choosing not to mention these details in your profile will also drive some potential matches away, the study showed.

Excessive jealousy was another dealbreaker mentioned by 37% of daters aged between 25 and 30. They explained that unreasonable jealousy that can become obsessive is a red flag, one that can create trust issues and controlling behaviour in the future.

For women, age is a key non-negotiable factor in finding a match. 26% of women aged between 26 and 29, will steer clear of men five years or older. However, women above 30 are open to men 5-6 years older than them. 

29% of men and women agreed that infidelity is an absolute dealbreaker. This includes a history of infidelity, which singles fear will be repeated with themselves.

It also found that 21% of singles from India’s larger cities see addiction as a dealbreaker. For those seeking serious connections, addiction is regarded as an unhealthy behaviour and undesirable.

“From the approximately 24 million chats exchanged last month, we noticed age and differing moral values to be the most frequently mentioned non-negotiables for daters. Most daters are seeking genuine profiles to get serious with; we have recently launched a new feature that gives our users real-time data on the suspended accounts. This feature comes as an industry first move to show QuackQuack takes swift action against suspicious profiles”, said Ravi Mittal, Founder and CEO of QuackQuack.