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Bumble survey: Single users want to make up for lost time

Yahoo Finance's Akiko Fujita and Brian Cheung discuss a new survey that found 1 in 4 single users who want to start a family would like to move quickly in the dating the process.

Video Transcript

BRIAN CHEUNG: We want to shift now to our chart of the day. And folks, spring is in the air, and so is love, apparently. Dating app Bumble noting that the reopening comes with some interesting dynamics. A recent survey in tandem with Modern Fertility notes that among single respondents who want kids, about one in four want to move more quickly with dating and relationships in order to make up for time lost to the pandemic. Maybe desperate is what you want to call it?

AKIKO FUJITA: Oh, no, no, no, I would never say desperate. That's just a lot of pressure, right?

BRIAN CHEUNG: Yeah, I mean--

AKIKO FUJITA: You go on a first date, and you're the-- somebody's already talking about kids and family?

BRIAN CHEUNG: Well, it is an important conversation to have. And actually, a lot of these dating apps, they do incorporate on the app a prompt where you can note if you just don't-- because that is a conversation that it's not necessarily something you want to bring up on the first date. But you do want to figure it out early on in a relationship. You know, I mean, I'm a user of these dating apps, and, you know, I take note of those types of things, even though, of course, we're going out to dinner, I'm not going to start off the conversation with, what's your long-term plan?

AKIKO FUJITA: So if it's in the profile, somebody says they don't want kids, is that just a no?

BRIAN CHEUNG: Well, for me, I mean, I would like to have kids someday. I mean, but look, I'm a guy. I fully acknowledge that I'm not the person that should be primarily making that decision. But at my preference, yes, it's that. But again, I mean, you know, I think it's an important point, but I think the broader story here for Bumble, which we have to note, shares are up about 1/3 today, that is because of the fact that they've gotten a lot of user growth. And I think a big reason for that is this statistic that we showed you, which is people who are especially looking to build a family at some point, they lost two years of dating. So they're trying to find that to--

AKIKO FUJITA: Yeah, it does feel like people are trying to make up for lost time.

BRIAN CHEUNG: Yeah, I wonder if that makes the dating period shorter in the longer run. People might get married very quickly--

AKIKO FUJITA: Do you move quickly?

BRIAN CHEUNG: --just to move quickly.


BRIAN CHEUNG: I don't know.

AKIKO FUJITA: --know. I think--

BRIAN CHEUNG: Let's see.

AKIKO FUJITA: I don't think I would advise that, but I guess you know when you know.