While I sometimes wish I could hand my clients a dating rubric with suggested timelines of when to advance from one stage to another, this only reinforces their controlling tendencies.
At least to be true to genuine millennial style, that is how it would have to be.
Millennials have grown up typically getting what they want, how they want it, and in prime time.
I think the dating rituals of yesteryear made everything easier.
“Hooking up” is so complicated now and nobody seems to know where they stand with each other.
But what was it that Rihanna said about finding love in a hopeless place?
Then again maybe we’re just making it more complicated than it needs to be, not unlike our universal remote control with countless buttons on it.As there has been much dialogue about why millennials seem to prefer to “hook-up,” it can actually start to make sense as it may appear to be the easier way to connect.No wonder a generation found the Jamie Foxx song to be so affirming, “Blame it on the goose/Got you feeling loose/Blame it on Patron/Got you in the zone/Blame it on the a a a a a alcohol.” Of course, then even if you should make a mistake it could be blamed on liquid courage and not old-fashioned bad choices, or dare I say stupidity. As the marriage age rises, and the dating waters continue to look murky, it may seem hopeless.Often young women will decide to take matters in their own hands and turn the tables of the waiting game altogether.And yet, young men and women alike still seem to find themselves lost in inaction.The television storyline today looks much different. They text, message, or “talk” (which is apparently some sort of code for not quite in a relationship, but not out of the realm of possibilities either).