Generation x dating generation y
Today, 5% of men and 10% of women aged 25 are married, compared to 60% of men and 80% of women 44 years ago.Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick!The rising age of first time marriage means that a lot of the Generation Y proposals are still to come.The above graphic shows the average age of marriage in the UK, including second marriages among divorcees.Not even the royal wedding could counter the decline in marriage.There was an uptick in weddings the year after Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge said “I do”, but the 262,240 ceremonies in 2012 is still paltry compared with the 426,240 that took place in 1972.How all this Millennial finger wagging happened is beyond us (thanks, Kevin Bacon), but it would be great if for once, we could all just agree on some stuff, be nice, and share.To settle the score, we have Eve and Leonora Epstein, sisters born 14 years apart, who have written a book about all this pop culture confusion.
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.
They often had both parents working, were exposed to daycare and divorce, and became known as "latchkey kids." They are a well-educated generation with many having tertiary qualifications and are resourceful, individualistic, self-reliant and skeptical of authority. Millennials are very technology wise and are comfortable with ethnically diverse groups.
Their values are similar to Veterans in that they are optimistic, confident, sociable, and have strong morals and a sense of civic duty.
At dinner the other night with three men (translation: male species over 40), we got on the topic of how difficult dating is today.
Traditional dating rules have been skewed by texting, Tinder, Facebook, and casual sex.