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5 Millennial Dating Trends That Need To Go Away In 2016

November 26, 2015 by ashley kaylor
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Have you ever dated someone born in a different generation than your own? If so, then you’re probably familiar with the difficulties that had come with it. Perhaps, the relationship was inconsistent or noncommittal. Whatever the challenges were, we can safely say that many of them stem from millennial dating trends. Being a millennial myself, I for one have seen a dramatic change in dating expectations and habits. All of which, I’m not impressed by. The bottom line is, we are millennials. We’re all about change. So, let’s start doing things differently! Check out my 5 millennial dating trends that we need to say goodbye to ASAP!

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1. Three Day Rule

I don’t know who created this rule, but whoever did obviously needs a refresher on what it takes to grow a healthy relationship. Call me crazy, but if your date went well, and there was interest on both sides, wouldn’t you want to speak to him/her sooner rather than later? By abiding by the three -day rule, the only thing you’re doing is delaying happiness. No thank you, I’d rather take my chances.

2. Avoiding Labels

What’s up with this? When did we become so afraid of labels? Having a boyfriend and/or girlfriend is a perk, not a punishment. In this day and age, more and more millennials are associating labels with pressure and control, but in reality having a label is nothing more than your partner showing their commitment and devotion. In fact, if you’re into someone and things are going well, putting a label on it is what you should be doing. That’s how this whole relationship thing works.

3. Using Too Many Emojis

We’re adults, its time to start using your words.

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4. Thinking There’s Someone Better

This is by far one of the most common “millennial trends” we’re seeing nowadays. We’ve become inundated with dating apps that are actually designed to keep you coming back for the next “best thing.” But what is the next best thing? How do you know it’s not in front of you? Did you even give your last date a REAL chance? I’m going to say probably not. You have a Rolodex of women waiting for your next swipe, so no need to settle, right? WRONG. It’s time to give your fingers a rest. Stop swiping and start focusing!

5. Using Facebook To Make Your Relationship Official

Come on, it’s 2015, we don’t need social media to approve our status. However, if you’re one that does need the confirmation, maybe it’s time to focus on securing your relationship offline, rather than focusing all of your attention online.. After all, this is real life.

Author:

About the author: Ashley Kaylor is a professional matchmaker in New York City. Stay Connected On FB: Matchmaker of Love & Lifestyle or Follow her on Twitter @ashley_kaylor!

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