KVUE — Ghosts, breadcrumbers, zombies, oh my! Match.com has just ranked Austin men as the worst behaved singles in America.
Match, the world's largest dating company, released its eighth annual "Singles in America" survey and it provided some interesting facts about Austin men, especially with Valentine's Day vastly approaching.
This survey, which takes a look at the dating habits of over 5,000 U.S. singles, found that Austin men are 400 percent more likely to breadcrumb a lady, 549 percent more likely to ghost, and 297 percent more likely to come back into someone's life as a zombie.
For those of you who are not familiar with these terms, take a look at the definitions below.
- Breadcrumbing: Sending messages to someone which suggest that you're still interested in them, when you're actually very unlikely to want to have a relationship with them.
- Ghosting: Quietly disappearing or not following up or responding to messages from someone you're dating.
- Return of the Zombie: This is when a person who ghosted you has come back from the dead weeks or months later via a random text or on social media.
The men of Austin took first place in each of these categories. Top five cities for breadcrumbers include Austin (65 percent); Nashville (52 percent); Jacksonville (51 percent); Los Angeles (50 percent); and Phoenix (49 percent).
Top five ghost cities include Austin (75 percent); San Antonio (60 percent); Los Angeles (54 percent); Baltimore (53 percent); and Nashville (52 percent).
To read the full story, and to see where Austin ranked among top "zombie" cities, head to KVUE.