GEN Y SINGLES PLAYING FOR KEEPS - RSVP Date of Nation Report 2015
Please see media release below and attached is the full RSVP Date of the Nation Report for 2015, containing a range of statistics on Australian singles.
GEN Y SINGLES PLAYING FOR KEEPS
RSVP Date of the Nation 2015 debunks the myths on men, women and generations
9 September 2015: When it comes to dating and relationships, single Gen Y Aussies are among Australia’s most conservative according to the lastest RSVP Date of the Nation Report.
6 out of 10 single Gen Y Aussies consider a serious relationship important, compared to 5 out of 10 Gen Xers and only 3 out of 10 Baby Boomers. Gen Ys are also the most likely to allow a fear of rejection stand between them and a relationship - 4 times more likely in some cases.
Commenting on the research, RSVP Relationship Expert and Psychologist, John Aiken said “This really debunks some of the myths that surround Gen Y in the dating world. Often Gen Y men are depicted as unwilling to be tied down to just one partner and maybe a little careless, and both Gen Y men and women can be thought of as extremely confident, but I think a lot of this is probably just false bravado.”
“While Gen Ys may be confident and ambitious in many areas of their lives – career for example - when it comes to dating and relationships, they are in fact more fearful than the rest of us and many have more genuine intentions than we give them credit for,” said Aiken.RSVP CEO Dave Heysen agreed, saying "This year’s Date of the Nation Report goes against common perceptions, which is a good thing to have out there. Gen Y is our largest age group so we know them pretty well - we know in particular that Gen Y guys, while having fun dating, are just as open to playing for keeps as Gen Y women."
About the RSVP Date of the Nation Report 2015
Identifying key dating and relationship trends, the results are weighted to the Australian population and explore everything from how Australian singles are meeting new partners, who should pay for dinner, when to take the relationship between the sheets and views on marriage and kids.
The research was commissioned by RSVP and conducted by Nielsen. More than 3,300 Australians were surveyed in February 2015. This is the sixth year of the study.
The RSVP platform is designed to help singles find genuine matches for real dates and authentic connections with other singles who are serious about dating. Nielsen research shows one in four singles are not actually interested in a relationship, RSVP helps Australian singles find the ones that are. 1 in 3 Australians who used RSVP as their only online dating site found a long-term relationship, got married or entered into a de-facto relationship through the site.
Across the site and mobile apps, more than 1,000 new members sign up and over 60,000 RSVP Kisses are sent between members every day. RSVP’s membership mirrors the natural population spread and 75% of members are located in metropolitan areas. Membership is split evenly between males and females. Launched in 1997, RSVP pioneered online dating in Australia.
Over its 18-year history, RSVP has helped nearly 5 million Australians meet other singles for dating, romance and relationships.