The last two years of lockdowns and social distancing restrictions have changed how we connect online and what we are looking for when it comes to finding a partner. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, Bumble, the women-first dating app, reveals the dating deal breakers for single Indians in 2022:
Clear dating intentions
Who doesn’t like to be on the same page with their connections? For 66% of single Indians surveyed, not having clear dating intentions can be a deal breaker as they embrace dating in 2022.
Aligned on political leanings
One’s political leanings is becoming more important for Gen Z and young millennials in India. When it comes to dating, not being aligned on political leanings can become a deal breaker as per Bumble’s study. 46% of single Indians surveyed say they won’t date someone whose political views are not aligned.
Vaxxed or not
Following safety protocols continues to be important for daters in India. Almost one in three (27%) Indians surveyed prefer not to go on a date without discussing COVID-related safety precautions and health concerns first, and as many as 42% of people claim they will not go on a date or have sex with someone who hasn’t received the COVID-19 vaccine.
“To forge a meaningful connection, it’s important to be authentic about who you are and what matters to you. Last two years of lockdown restrictions and social distancing norms had a seismic impact on our dating priorities and choices when it comes to who, when and how we want to date. 2022 looks to be the year when people want to date the way that works best for them without compromises.” commented Samarpita Samaddar, India Communications Director, Bumble.