Dink

What does Dink mean?

Double income no kids

DINK is a convenient shorthand used primarily on social media, in forums, and in articles to denote couples who have two sources of income but no children. It’s an acronym that stands for “Double Income, No Kids”.

Various societal changes and financial demands have led numerous pairs to adopt this so-called DINK lifestyle. In fact, some couples simply prefer the freedom and financial stability that comes with being a DINK.

Millennials and Gen Z couples are particularly likely to fall into the DINK category. In an era of high property prices and living costs, even a double income can feel tight, and this lifestyle allows them to live more comfortably.

Example for using ‘Dink’ in a conversation

Hey, did you hear about Sarah and John?

No, what’s up?

They’re officially DINKs now!

DINKs? What does that mean?

It stands for “double income no kids.” Basically, they both have jobs and no children.

Ah, got it! So they’re focusing on their careers for now.

Exactly! They want to enjoy the financial benefits and flexibility that comes with being DINKs.