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.

This is the first generation to come of age with social media, instant – even constant – Internet and phone connection, and relaxed pressures to marry early.

It is responsible for terms like "hooking up" (nonrelationships known to previous generations as one-night stands) and "friends with benefits" (a sexual relationship without emotional involvement).

They met in graduate school, dated for a while, and began staying over at each other's apartments."We were spending so much time together it just seemed silly to pay two rents," says Ms. So the two moved in together in 2006, but she says she was wary: "I think I saw living together as a test run, in a way."Four years later Monticello, age 29, and Mr.

Tucker, 30 – both writers who teach at Ithaca Col­lege, in Ithaca, N. – chose to marry because it gave their relationship legal certainty and other benefits, like next-of-kin status, community property protection, and the ability to share health insurance.

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This past weekend, the New York Times ran an article on Gen Z, the generation born after 1995 that is now in its teens, ready to become the next batch of humans to mold the world.

As for my friends from outside of Serbia, they mainly just want to know if Serbian men are similar to Russians... In Serbia, it seems traditional dating customs hold strong, manners are not forgotten and chivalry is not dead.

Perhaps I am used to the norms of London living, but I am always surprised and impressed when here there is no discussion on splitting the bill and your date always makes sure you get home safe.

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.