GenZ plays fewer ‘games of love’ and expected to win the marriage marathon

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GenZ plays fewer ‘games of love’ and expected to win the marriage marathon
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  • GenZs play fewer ‘games of love’ and most young singles — that’s 77% — reply to a crush within 30 minutes.
  • They define relationships differently too – like vibing, kicking it, deep liking and sneaky link.
  • Going to therapy, working on self confidence, past traumas and healing is the sexiest thing you can do to appeal to your potential match, Tinder says.
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GenZs are not too keen on marriage, they ain’t too crazy about defining relationships either, yet they make the best candidates to carry on a healthy marriage, as per a report by Tinder.

GenZs are those digital natives born between 1997 and 2012 — basically those in the age group of 11-26. This is because personal development, emotional well-being, and clear communication in relationships are their priorities, which ultimately leads to healthier marriages, says a report by Tinder - ‘The Future of Dating 2023’.

‘A date is not a job interview’

The answer to this generation which primarily dates ‘online’ has a different attitude towards dating too. Their dates move from online to offline quite fast.

“Gen Z are far more practical and intense that they usually set up real life meetings after a few days of chatting as compared to millennials who prefer to take more time before jumping in. Millennials often approach the first date like a job interview that you’d either pass or fail,” the report said.

The young daters also play fewer games of love that add fuel to the fire that’s the ‘great gender battle’. Most young singles — that’s 77% — reply to a crush within 30 minutes. As many as 40% respond within five minutes and over a third reply immediately.
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“Today’s young daters are changing the state-of-the-date by tossing out timelines, goals of the white picket fence and endless self-imposed pressure for conventional labels. Instead, they are embracing a low pressure approach to dating that has cracked open a whole new world of meaningful relationship types,” says a report by Tinder.

The attitude towards intimacy is also different. “There is a big difference of traits between millennials and GenZ as the former ‘hooking up’ may be a one-night stand but for Gen Z it’s simply a part of the dating process and a way to explore a connection without the pressures of labels. And they do not feel it is something to be ashamed of or be secretive about,” the report says.

GenZs level up on love

In addition to the fact that GenZs are younger, they are also not focussed only on getting married. They are keen on living it up by travelling and exploring the world — as opposed to settling down. Their ideas are more sprightly than the generations before.

They also hold on to their single status much more zealously too. Even when they are in a romantic relationship, they prefer to call it something other than dating — like vibing, kicking it, deep liking, sneaky link and, of course, situationship aligning more with how 18-25 year olds perceive the dating process.

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Also, GenZs tend to work on themselves. The divorce rates for Gen Z are getting higher; they now prefer to go on sober dates and plan to drink less alcohol, says the survey by Tinder.

“The numbers don’t lie: 88% of surveyed singles say they’re interested in going on a sober date this year, with 52% either planning to drink less alcohol this year or opting not to drink alcohol at all,” said the report.

Also, Gen Z tends to be more honest, open and focused on prioritizing mental health. In fact, their goals in the next 3-5 years in a survey showed young singles put personal growth and well being as their top 1 priority.

“Going to therapy and working on self confidence, past traumas and healing will be the sexiest thing you can do to appeal to your potential match,” said the report.

Like the popular saying goes — the best relationship of all is the one you have with yourself.
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