Our "Millennial Misconceptions" series — in which we teamed with website Greatist to survey nearly 4,000 millennials — concludes with a look at how the generation handles love and communication.We joined forces with The Skin Deep to explore human connection in the digital age.These young adults are passionately changing the landscape of our workplaces, looking to make an impact and to be inspired by their work.And, they are the generation that has come of dating age during the "Tinder apocalypse" — swiping for love.If my bullshit meter goes off because you think you’re being sly, then you won’t be getting laid.” It's basically honest efficiency she's after.Of course, many millennial online daters are still looking for an LTR (long-term relationship) even though they feel adrift in the current sea of DTF.
However, online dating can tire out even a superhero dater.
“You can usually pick those guys out pretty quickly,” says 31-year-old New Yorker Barbara (a pseudonym) who just moved to the city and describes herself as going from a “romantic at heart” to “well, he hasn’t spit in my drink so I guess that makes him a total catch.” “ What I have a problem with is the guys who sell themselves as 'looking for something more' but actually just want to [ejaculate] on your face. ” Relationship expert April Masini confirms that having zero expectations — outside of the sex — is important for anyone involved in a speedy hookup. It’s not hard for a man to put on a pair of pants and meet you at a bar.” 3. “Just so someone knows where I am, my friend and I will also usually send a pic of the guy with his name and address to each other if we’re going directly to someone’s apartment and not meeting in public.” 4. “Don’t f*ck someone this fast because you are looking for a relationship.
“Hooking up after 10 or fewer text exchanges is one thing,” she says, “but the commitment to the hookup that I’ve seen after those fast first dates makes it clear that some people still believe in fairy tales, or are in major denial.” But expert casual dater and hookup arranger Rachael is not in any kind of denial at all. “Go into every encounter feeling like if you never see or hear from this person again it’s completely acceptable (if not preferred), and there won’t be any upset or hurt feelings.” 2. Do it because you want to get off.” And the most important tip of all: Don’t harass people who explicitly say in their profiles “looking for long-term relationship” or “not here just for hookups,” or perhaps most clear of all, a reply directly to your “DTF?
Compare this to the next age bracket, and the number begins to decline: 47% among 30- to 49-year-olds and 26% among 50- to 64-year-olds.
explains the psychology behind the behavioral streamline: “[T]ask-oriented millennial employees just want to know what to do; reading emotions can be an unhelpful chore.
And the numbers are almost always working in their favor. Belisa Vranich who also notes society’s increasing acceptance of our Tinderized culture.