Generation y and dating

But even among first time marriages there’s been a steady increase in the average age of those joining together in matrimony.

People are waiting longer to get married and so more single twentysomethings in Generation Y will go on to marry in their 30s than in previous generations.

Generation Y—those born from the early 1980s to early 2000s—are late to contribute to the marriage statistics.

Although the very eldest members of the generation are in their early 30s, most are still in their 20s.

We place so much importance on the most arbitrary of things.

Dating is often complicated and confusing, but that’s especially the case for Millennials.

Here are 8 problems that previous generations didn't have with dating that we managed to create for ourselves. One-night stands were nowhere near as common as they are now. Sure, we may sleep with the same person for a few months before we switch, and call it dating, but the truth is that we date to have sex.

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This data fuels claims by many, including the recent Vanity Fair article “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse’”, that Generation Y is synonymous with hookup culture.

But here’s what you probably haven’t heard: According to The Journal of Sex Research, only 31.9 percent of college students from 1988-1996 reported having more than one sexual partner in the past year—compared to a nearly-identical 31.6 percent of today’s students between 2002-2010.

Another study found that millennials have fewer sexual partners than any other generation since our grandparents, who at the same age averaged just two partners each. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of Millennials are not having rampant, or even frequent, casual sex.

Everything was a bit more straightforward – predictable, maybe. Generation-Y doesn't have it easy when it comes to dating and relationships.

Although, this isn't to say that we couldn't ease up in areas where we should ease up.

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