Survey: Gen Z Want Healthier Dating Standards

18,000 singles were asked how they can improve their dating life. 51% of Gen Z agreed that breaking the toxic dating standards of previous generations was the way to go.

Dating app QuackQuack conducted a survey of Gen Z singles to see which dating trends need to be changed.

One example is letting down an interested match. In the past some singles lead interested matches on, fearing the hurt they may cause when breaking things off. But now Gen Z now realises that telling the truth and breaking up immediately is the right thing to do.

Furthermore in the past, saying no to a date invitation was sometimes perceived as “convince me some more, and I might say yes”. 37% of Gen Z women from metros and smaller cities say that this trend is toxic.

18% of men and women above 24 mentioned that playing hard to get falls under the same category of toxic dating trends. While this behaviour may have been popular among Millennials, young singles today acknowledge the harmful impact it can have on one’s mental health. 

19% of men between 23 and 26 said that expecting men to make the first move and take the lead is toxic and sexist. Gen Z women think about things differently, and acknowledge that old-fashioned traditions have their downsides too.

For older generations, sometimes it can be too easy to label a partner as toxic after an argument. This is uncalled for, says 33% of Gen Z daters from India’s biggest cities. Abuse can never be tolerated, but arguments are natural in relationships, say younger singles.

27% of female daters between 20 to 24 think a woman expecting her date to pay the bill on the first date is enabling male chauvinism and needs to be eradicated. 

QuackQuack’s, Founder and CEO, Ravi Mittal, said, “Every generation has its flaws and strengths. Gen Z daters’ strength lies in their mindful dating style; they are more conscious. Plus, they have little to no generation ego, the same thing that holds back other generations from moving forward”.