Cheer Real girlfriends in Paris The cast has no problem finding love through a dating app.
In the latest episode, Victoria Zito gets a little nervous when she FaceTimes with a new love interest Emmelle, a woman she met on a dating app. Zito admits she hadn’t spoken face to face with Emmelle but they messaged each other.
In an interview with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Adja Touré laughed at how online dating apps helped her line up her dates before arriving in Paris. “Not knowing the neighborhoods very well and not knowing where to look, I ended up going back to a dating app,” she explained. “Such a fun little fact, about a month before I moved to Paris, I downloaded the passport version of a dating app and swiped like I was getting ready. So I was setting my dates a month to advance because that’s how I’m type A.”
And while not all dates can be found online, the twenties Real girlfriends in Paris The casting actually mirrors how Gen Z is dating — and successfully building relationships online.
The cast of ‘Real Girlfriends in Paris’ is a good representation of Gen Z dating behaviors
According to a study by online dating app Tinder, Gen Z used the dating app specifically to meet new or different people. The app acknowledged that the pandemic kicked online dating apps into high gear with this demo.
“Gen Z spent more time talking on Tinder as 19% more messages were sent per day in February 2021, compared to February 2020,” according to Tinder’s press release. “And conversations have been 32% longer during the pandemic. Members also updated their bios more often to fuel the conversation, with Gen Z updating their bios almost 3x more often than before the pandemic and still 2x more often than Millennials.”
Online dating hookups are a mix of hits and misses
While online dating apps have fueled connections during the pandemic, Tinder found that at least 40% of Gen Z users plan to continue using online dating apps post-pandemic. Real girlfriends in Paris cast is representative of this behavior as about half of the cast seem to use a dating app to some degree.
Kacey Margo prefers to strike a balance between in-person and online dating. She hooked up online with a professional handball player, Leo. “I met Leo on a dating app,” Margo explains in a confessional. “We drew in February. We went out for the first time on Halloween. But he’s so busy. As if he was a professional athlete in his own right. I just hope Leo is fun off the pitch.
The Real girlfriends in Paris the cast goes to a handball game and plans to meet Leo and his friends after the game. But Leo is a no-show, which is a total disappointment for Margo. “Flipping embarrassing dude,” she says in a confessional after receiving a text from Leo that he can’t meet them. “I feel like Parisians and men in general don’t really take me seriously.”
Dating apps are the norm for Gen Z
Margo told Showbiz Cheat Sheet that she has a better way to meet men. “You can find the really cute boys down by the river. Like a nice day of drinking… like let’s hang out! she laughed during an interview.
But Margo and others see dating apps as another avenue for making connections. TikToker Niki Patton offered her insight into online dating.
“I think it’s actually a really fun way to meet new people in general. Not necessarily people I’m interested in romantically,” she told Bustle. friends, and we were like, ‘Let’s go on Tinder and Bumble for some fun.’ It’s just a game. I know most people [my age] don’t take it too seriously.
Real girlfriends in Paris is Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.