“Like your boyfriend could have been talking to somebody for months behind your back and you’ll never find out,” 15-year-old Madeline from the Bronx said in the social media expose .“Love is just a word, it has no meaning,” she said.By that age, most Boomers and Gen X’ers were married, and many had children.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.Boomers and Gen X’ers at the same age) say they ever go out on dates.
The relationship-unfriendly phrase “Never compromise” doubled between 19. “I love me.” “I question the assumption that love is always worth the risk.
“It’s very rare you will ever find someone who really likes you for who you are — for yourself, your originality… Rarely, if ever, do you find someone who really cares.” There’s another reason i Gen’ers are uncertain about relationships: you might get hurt, and you might find yourself dependent on someone else—reasons that intertwine with i Gen’s individualism and focus on safety.
“People who are so heavily reliant on relationships for their whole source of emotional security don’t know how to cope when that’s taken away from them,” says Haley, 18, who attends community college in San Diego.
As her number one reason “why relationships in your 20s just don’t work,” Leigh Taveroff writes for the website Today’s Lifestyle, “These years are extremely important: you’re meant to be finding out who you are and building a foundation for the rest of your life.
You don’t want to get too caught up in someone else’s problems, triumphs and failures, and forget to be experiencing your own.