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The Era of Millennials – How They Changed Dating

By Nicole Noel

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Millennials are not like their parents. They’re much more casual when it comes to dating. That’s perfectly reasonable. After all, every generation has its own ‘’thing’’.

For example, baby boomers are resourceful and goal-centric as a generation. That explains why they wanted to find partners and settle down early. As it always happens, children want to be entirely different from their parents in every possible way. That’s why we now have a generation who subtracted love from the dating equation. For millennials, casual hookups and sex are perfectly normal, much to the dismay of their parents.

Just because millennials have changed the dating game, it doesn’t mean that dating doesn’t exist. It does, but it’s much more casual, less serious and less defined. Baby boomers can’t accept the fact that their children don’t want to get married, but what they don’t see is that not getting married at a young age can be a good thing. Millennials tend to focus on figuring out other parts of their lives first, like their sense of self and career.

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Are millennials wrong?

Not necessarily. Millennials rely on applications like Tinder to meet new people. Even though meeting new people through applications might sound gruesome to their parents, millennials are actually doing themselves a big favor.

Dating through young adulthood, even for short periods, helps them realize better what they want, and it can have a big impact on their long-term relationships later in life.

Social media and relationships

Applications like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat changed the dating game, and they are one of the reasons why millennials are not too fond of long-term dating. First and probably the scariest thing about modern day relationships is the fact that there is no place to hide.

Everything is out there, and there are no secrets. When there is no mystery, there is no passion. Dating was a process through which you could get to know someone on a cellular level. Now, everything is posted on social media sites, so you don’t have to waste your time on getting to know someone.

While that might sound not so romantic to baby boomers, millennials don’t have a problem with that. They’ve accepted it as a normal part of their lives.


Are millennials incapable of being in long-term relationships?

In short – no. They’re not that different from other generations because what constitutes dating is not fixed. Dating is evolving and every generation has its own way of courting. However, some things, like smiling and making eye contact with someone will always cause butterflies to appear in one’s stomach. Tinder is great for casual hook-ups, but meeting someone new it an unexpected place can lead to magnificent things.

Where millennials meet new people?

Most of the time millennials are happy to meet new people through their friends and add them on Facebook. However, even they love meeting someone completely new now and then. Fortunately, recent trends encouraged young people to eat healthily, work out and go to the gyms.

Fitness clubs and gyms are great for meeting new people and making new friends. Getting to know someone in person is awesome because you get to know their favorite activities while staying active at the same time.

If you want to know how to meet a guy at the gym, you can take some advice from Matthew Hussey. You just have to get up from your comfy chair, put your sneakers on and get a gym membership. Even if you don’t meet someone interesting there, you’ll get your body in shape and that’ll certainly attract many bachelors.

Traditional dating might be dead, but that doesn’t matter. While people like to argue that millennials are less prone to being in serious relationships, that’s not the case. Their road to serious relationships might be different and even considered weird, but the end result is the same, and that’s the only thing that matters.

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