Dating differences in twenties
It’s the subject of my latest book, a name I started calling this generation because of the large, abrupt shifts I started seeing in teens’ behaviors and emotional states around 2012 — exactly when the majority of Americans started to use smartphones.
The data show a trend toward individualism in this generation, as well as evidence that i Gen teens are taking longer to grow up than previous generations did.
30-somethings have an extra (unopened) toothbrush you can use. 20-something guys want to stop for burritos on the way home from the bar.
20-something guys don't understand the concept of a top sheet.
“There’s this idea now that identity is built independent of relationships, not within them,” says the psychologist Leslie Bell.
“So only once you’re ‘complete’ as an adult can you be in a relationship.” Twenty-year-old Georgia college student James feels that way.
their 30s, and men aren't the only ones guilty of tangling with younger mates for recreational reasons. 30-somethings are too tired for happy hour on Fridays. 30-something guys will make you feel better about your own body. 30-somethings will make your bed before they leave. 30-somethings order wine with dinner without looking at the menu.
Based on my own experience and on polls of my 30-something single friends, I've pieced together an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of 20-somethings and 30-somethings. 20-somethings have roommates and want to go back to your place. 20-somethings might have some leftover pizza and ranch dressing in the fridge. 20-somethings want to get to Mc Donald's before they stop serving breakfast.
Gone are the days of shallow standards and thinking going over to "watch a movie" at 2 a.m. Maybe I'm just jaded or just exhausted, or maybe I'm just growing up.That’s not to say that one way is right and the other isn’t, but they are very different viewpoints on the best way to spend the high-energy years of your life.