While Millennial courtship rituals are distinctly different from those of previous generations, say those who study the scene, survey after survey indicates that Millennials do want to be married, they do want the house in the suburbs and the kids.
But they also want to be careful – they are postponing marriage longer than any generation before them."Millennials believe in marriage and lifelong commitment but are also more relaxed about sex, dating, and living together" than their Generation X and boomer parents, says Pamela Smock, a professor of sociology and director of the Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
If you own your own place or are paying rent, making them dolla, dolla, bills and living the adult life, then you are an anomaly and shouldn't be reading this article because… For now, you're just another partially employed, over-indulged 20-something. We get useless degrees thinking it will grant us legit jobs once we've graduated school, only to find out that no one cares if you have a degree in English or Global Studies — or that you have a degree at all.
Since we went through the motions of college, we feel as though we've automatically earned a job just because we have that stupid and expensive piece of paper that says we graduated.
That ambivalence is also seen in the whole new world of courtship created by her generation – Millennials or Generation Y generally includes those born between 19.
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.
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.