Generation Z daters are “investing in emotional well-being and clear communication” – and as a result, they will have “the most successful marriages yet”.
That’s according to Tinder global relationship insights expert Paul Brunson, who made the bold prediction this week in a press release accompanying the dating app’s Future of Dating 2023 report.
The majority — nearly 70% — of Generation Z daters (those between the ages of 18 and 25) believe they’re revamping dating norms and making an often heartbreaking pastime healthier, according to the report. Among his findings:
- 80% of Gen Z say self-care is their top priority when dating.
- Nearly 80% want potential partners to make self-care their top priority.
- 75% find a potential mate more attractive if that person is open to working on their mental health.
- Values-based qualities such as loyalty, respect, and openness are more important than looks, in the minds of Gen Z daters.
- Generation Z daters would rather leave a relationship than betray their personal values.
What’s more, Gen Z daters are 32% less likely to hide potential matches than those over 33, the survey found.
Add to that the fact that most Tinder users claim they don’t drink or only do so occasionally, Gen Z daters are playing the field with pure minds and hearts and standards in the right place, says Bronson.
It may very well be, even though marriage isn’t high on Gen Z’s wish list, according to the popular dating app, which is mostly used by people of this particular generation.
Among the other findings of the report:
- 80% of Tinder users surveyed say they’ve dated someone of a different race.
- Half of users say they would be open to dating someone who is disabled or neurologically diverse.
- The number of users who identify as non-binary has increased by 104% over the past year.
Gen Z’s acceptance of differences “paves the way for future generations to embrace their true selves and live their best lives,” Bronson says.