They are also strangely pragmatic about their love lives, to the point where I almost feel like sticking them in front of a never-ending marathon of The Notebook and force-feeding them Twizzlers until they cave in.
Dating gen y
A2AI’ll answer this since I was asked to, but my honest answer is that I don’t know. I’m 44 years old, so there would have been a substantial age difference between me and any Millennials.
When I’ve dated outside my “generation” as it’s typically defined, it’s always been with Baby Boomers. You would get better answers to your question by asking younger Gen X people than me (people born roughly 1978–83).
This undoubtedly stems from the very defined gender roles in Serbian culture, which are also particularly noticeable when it comes to the dating dress code.
Here, it seems you are either a masculine man or a feminine woman. Men tend to have a rugged edge and would never be seen wearing skinny jeans, while women don't hold back on anything, their appearances meticulously put together with hair done, nails painted and makeup perfectly applied.
During the customary introductions, she told us she was here as part of her university studies, and over the next six weeks would be conducting an anthropological study into the Serbian dating scene.
On that note, she wanted to know if we had any single male Serbian friends interested in taking her out. With no 'data collection samples’ to suggest, we watched her wander off, no doubt in search of an eligible case study.
They met in graduate school, dated for a while, and began staying over at each other's apartments."We were spending so much time together it just seemed silly to pay two rents," says Ms. So the two moved in together in 2006, but she says she was wary: "I think I saw living together as a test run, in a way."Four years later Monticello, age 29, and Mr.
Tucker, 30 – both writers who teach at Ithaca College, in Ithaca, N. – chose to marry because it gave their relationship legal certainty and other benefits, like next-of-kin status, community property protection, and the ability to share health insurance.
Much of Monticello's ambivalence about marriage, she says, is the result of her childhood in the 1980s and '90s spent watching her parents and their friends contribute to the highest divorce rates in US history.