Remember the days when the only thing you looked for in a guy was a beat-up guitar and a pack of clove cigarettes rolled up in his t-shirt sleeve? (Just us?) Well, millennials and Gen Z-ers are all grown up. Gone are the days where these two generations swooned over professional bad boys like Justin Bobby (or, you know, Justin Bieber). Instead, they’ve set their sights on small business owners and entrepreneurs.
According to a study conducted by Tinder and Shopify, 78 percent of American daters revealed that they’d swiftly swipe right if a potential suitor was a business owner and 71 percent revealed they’d do the same with an entrepreneur. Millennials and Gen Z-ers were the generations who most wanted to date entrepreneurs, with 70 percent mentioning they would be interested. In fact, entrepreneurs and small business owners snagged the top spot over doctors, bankers, investors and lawyers, which are typically viewed as the most coveted career paths.