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People Named Kim And Paul Are Most Likely To Complain Online, Study Shows

People Named Kim And Paul Are Most Likely To Complain Online, Study Shows

Keyboard warriors and complainers are often labelled 'Karen' online - but did you know that Kims and Pauls are actually the biggest culprits?!

According to a study looking at a vast variety of TripAdvisor reviews for some of the world's biggest attractions, women named Kim were most likely to leave a negative review, closely followed by Karen.

Meanwhile Pauls are the biggest culprits among men, with David closely following.

Kims are more likely to leave negative reviews (Credit: Channel 5)
Kims are more likely to leave negative reviews (Credit: Channel 5)
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While the study, by USwitch, found eight complaints under the name Kim, Karen came in second place with seven while other names including Susan, Sue, Sarah, Julie, Emily, Claudia and Anna had six each.

Also in the top 10 was the name Rachel, with five negative reviews.

However, interestingly, the study also revealed that men are actually the biggest culprits, with those named Paul stealing the top spot as the biggest complainers.

Paul also made the list (Credit: BBC)
Paul also made the list (Credit: BBC)
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Other male names leaving the largest number of negative reviews include: David, John, Mark, Andrew, Steve, Michael Peter, Jeff and Daniel.

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The name Paul was associated with a whopping 14 poor reviews which is twice as many as the name Karen, while David had 13, John had 12, Mark and Andrew were both associated with 10 and Steve and Michael, nine.

Peter, Jeff and Daniel meanwhile, had six.

Believe it or not, people spend hundreds of hours writing negative reviews online. For example, tourists spend 402 hours writing bad reviews about the Eiffel Tower, which equates to over 17 days on just one attraction.

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Tourists spent 402 hours writing bad reviews about the Eiffel Tower (Credit: Unsplash)
Tourists spent 402 hours writing bad reviews about the Eiffel Tower (Credit: Unsplash)

Meanwhile Rome's Colosseum racked up 41 hours (or 1.7 days) while people spent 33 hours (or 1.3 days) writing negatively about London's Big Ben.

Overall, according to Reviewtracker.com, consumers are 21 per cent more inclined to leave a negative review in comparison to a positive one.

Note to self - always make time to leave a positive review!

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Lucy Devine

Lucy is a journalist working for Tyla. After graduating with a master's degree in journalism, she has worked in both print and online and is particularly interested in fashion, food, health and women's issues. Northerner, coffee addict, says hun a lot. Get in touch at [email protected]