New Research Reveals the Biggest Complainers Are Named Sarah and David and Not Karen

David and Sarah Are the New Names for Complaint Kings

In the realm of complaints, the name Karen has become notorious, often associated with individuals quick to express dissatisfaction. The stereotypes surrounding the name Karen have taken the internet by storm in recent years. It’s become a catch-all term for individuals who are seen as excessively demanding or quick to express their dissatisfaction, often asking to speak to the manager. However, the recent research by TrustPilot offers a fresh perspective on this stereotype.

David Takes the Lead

TrustPilot’s investigation revealed that David, not Karen, held the top spot for one-star reviews. Over 20,000 Davids registered their complaints, followed closely by 19,562 Pauls. Other names in the top complainers’ list included John, Chris, Mark, and James. The first female name to make an appearance was Sarah, with 13,971 one-star ratings, revealing that gender stereotypes may not hold water when it comes to complaints. Emma was the only other female name in the top 15. Digging deeper into specific categories, David emerged as the leader in one-star reviews in Electronics and Technology, Home and Garden, and Money and Insurance. Sarah, on the other hand, dominated Beauty and Wellbeing and Shopping and Fashion.

Five-Star Karen

Five-Star Karen

Surprisingly, Karen was only 13th on the list of individuals leaving one-star reviews. In contrast, it ranked among the top names for leaving five-star reviews in Beauty and Wellbeing, alongside Sarah and David. In Shopping and Fashion, the same trio led in five-star reviews, joined by Paul. This research serves as a reminder that complaints are not limited to specific names or genders, and they don’t really match the stereotypical reality that it is showcased to be. It challenges the preconceived notions about which names are associated with the most complaints and reminds us that anyone can be a critic. Stereotypes may not always align with reality.