The Millennial generation has gone through a lot of stigma of what people think they are and to be honest, there is a lot of confusing about the Millennial generation as a whole. We don’t spend as much money, we marry later, and we have a lot of sex.
The latter doesn’t seem to be 100% true. It seems as if younger Millennials are having less sex than previous generations. It seems it is because it isn’t held in such high regards as it previously have. It isn’t as important and we just have better things to do.
If you look at the Millennial generation through the portrayal on television, you would think we are a sex crazed, marriage fearing, teen moms but that is far from the truth. Millennials are more dedicated and focused than most people believe.
Don’t get me wrong, they are having sex but not as much as people think. The Millennials have a delayed adulthood; marriage and parenthood happen later in life than previous generations. They are going to school longer than before and trying to join the job force before worrying about marriage and parenthood.
16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom seem to have a role in it as well. By showing teen pregnancy on television would lead you to believe that it is a common occurrence but it quite the opposite. Teen pregnancy has reduced by a third and is at an all time low.
Millennials are focused on bettering themselves and the world we live in. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist at Rutgers University and chief scientific adviser to Match.com agrees. “It’s a highly motivated, ambitious generation. A lot of them are afraid that they’ll get into something they can’t get out of and they won;t be able to get back to their desk and keep studying.”
When Millennials do get married, it tends to last. Couples who marry in their early 20s are at higher risk for divorce. The reason is obvious. Teenagers and early 20s have not developed enough to deal with the idea of marriage. Yes, there are success stories but it isn’t the majority.
We are a cautious bunch. Millennials differ a lot from the previous generations. That is because we live in a different world than previous generations. We have adapted. For the better, hopefully.