If someone had told me a decade ago that I'd be living at home as a something, I never would have believed them. Yet, here I am. Realizing you've become the kind of person you used to scoff at as a something an educated adult who literally lives in their mom's basement can definitely feel lonely at times, but according to a recent Pew Research Center study , my living situation is far from unique. In fact, it's actually kind of trendy. As of , for the first time in more than years, adults ages 18 to 34 are more likely to be living in their parents' home than with a spouse or partner in their own household. According to their research, this turn of events is fueled primarily by the dramatic drop in millennials who are choosing to settle down romantically before age 35, but also by larger economic issues.
Singletons vent their frustrations as they struggle to find lasting love in their thirties
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Far and away the best thing about being in my thirties is how sure I feel about myself. I also happen to be single, and one of those things I know I want out of life is a partner and a family. Women are complex and we come to different milestones in life from just about every angle imaginable, with different stories, different baggage and different goals. The more you know yourself, the easier it is to recognize compatibility and potential in another person. You take dating more seriously, which is both good and bad. Guys, do not ask me this on a date.
I get it. You want kids. You can feel your eggs dwindling and your ovaries ache. Over time you see yet another new baby announcement on Facebook. You have a nagging feeling that each period could be your last and you want to settle down.
It is simultaneously cast as consistently fun and ultimately tragic; essential for fulfilment but only truly acceptable in the past tense. A lot of my friends are in relationships, so when it gets to the weekend and I'm asking what everyone is doing, suddenly every man and his dog is off to Center Parcs. You can't help but think, what am I doing? I worry for the men who don't have people around them that they can talk to about feeling alone.