It certainly isn’t easy being named Karen these days. The name is often associated with privileged, entitled (and often racist) white women. And while every Karen isn’t really a “Karen,” it seems a lot of men aren’t willing to take any chances, especially when it comes to dating.
A new report by the dating app Wingman finds users named Karen are having a tough time finding matches this year. Apparently Karens are getting a third fewer matches than in previous years, and they’re also getting fewer responses from those they’re interested in. Karens have also seen a 45% drop in activity while using the app.
And it’s not just Karens with a “K.” Those who spell their name differently, like Karin, Carin and Caren,” have also seen a decrease in activity, although the drop is only about 22%.
The Wingman app relies on friends to give written endorsements for those looking for love on the site, and interestingly, for a lot of Karens, the most common endorsement from others is “She’s not a real Karen.”