How Millennial Relationships Are Different From the Traditional Ones

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The millennials are one of the largest populations in the US right now. The generation believes in the diversity of cultures, the importance of justice, and fairness of socio-economic factors. A lot of them are enthusiastic about making positive changes to the world. Technology and various social and economic factors have influenced the generation to a great extent.

Millennial relationships are also greatly influenced by technology, which plays a prime role in the initiation and continuation of romance. Long term relationships survive on digital conversations via texts, chats, and social media. Since the generation is affected by the internet, they are believers of psychic interventions in their relations. Most of the millennials are interested in their daily horoscopes online, and a lot of them get their psychic reading via email. Many millennials turn to psychics when they go through relationship troubles or face difficulties finding the right partner. Due to the amount of stress they have to endure all the time in their life and their relationships, they turn to psychics instead of therapists because psychics give them hope for a better future.

Characteristic Differences of the Millennials

Most millennials are not keen on getting married and having children early in their lives. The majority of the generation do not get married until their 30s. Many of them don’t even believe in the institution of marriage. They prefer to live together with their partners. Finding a soulmate is not an important priority for them since they are more focused on their career and professions. Jobs can be a contributing factor to their late marriages since it takes them a while to reach a good position and draw a decent salary needed to support their households.

Gender roles have also seen modifications to a certain extent for the generation. Equality is more important in a relationship, and there can be a switch of gender roles as well where the female is the prime earner and men take care of the house. Millennials are also great at educational fields but lack soft skills at times.

Role of Dating Apps in Millennial Relationships

Unlike the past generation who met at bars and parties, millennials meet mostly on their phones. They are not just interested in the looks but want the entire package. Having common interests is very important to them as they want to connect on an intellectual level with their partners. Dating apps host the profiles of individuals with details such as their education, jobs, likes, dislikes, and what they look for in a partner. These apps have spoiled the millennials for options that make them inflexible and unwilling to settle or compromise. Most millennials want partners who are codependent yet independent, who treat their partners as equals, and who are their best friends.

The Dark Side of the Internet

The internet has created the ease of finding a partner and communicating with them. But it has also formulated a lot of issues for their relationships. The dating apps, social media, and the ease of private conversation have made the millennials insecure about their partners. The options that are supposed to make it easy to find a partner can also aid people in cheating. At times sharing too much on social media creates rifts between couples.

A certain amount of face to face communication is necessary to maintain trust and security between partners. However, the continuous conversations on the digital mediums have made speaking a matter of discomfort for many millennials. The lack of speaking makes it awkward for them to sort out the problems in a relationship, and they end up brushing a lot of dirt under the carpet. That is why couples need to decide to put their phones away for a certain amount of time when they are with each other.

Socio-Economic Effects

The majority of the millennials grew up in times of economic uncertainty, which makes them anxious about the security of their future. They are always worried about their job security and their ability to finance their household. This constant anxiety about their life hurts their relationships as well. That is why a lot of millennials turn to professional or psychic help these days.

Millennials are also inclined to share living spaces with others such as their parents or friends. That helps them control their budget and sort out their monetary priorities. What they do not realize is that these factors often encroach into their relationships and cause troubles.

Millennial relationships may differ in shades, but they contain the same colors of love that are necessary for a happy and healthy relationship.

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Written by Britt Hysen

Britt Hysen is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of MiLLENNiAL. In response to the branded ad campaigns absorbed by the media platform, Britt launched Kreativ Ctrl, a full-service marketing agency specializing in experiential programming and strategic partnerships.

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