They are the most talked-about generation that exists. They are the butt of many jokes and have earned some harsh nicknames (cough – snowflakes – cough). Of course we're talking about millennials. While they may have become a punchline in recent years, one could argue that millennials are the most important generation. They are the primary consumers of many products. They are up-and-coming entrepreneurs, inventors, doctors, lawyers, teachers and more. Millennials are the future of this country, so what they're doing with their lives is of some importance. One area where millennials are significantly lacking is in their relationships. So many millennials are struggling to maintain long-term, committed relationships. Why is this? We don't have a scientifically proven answer, but we do have four of our own reasons that millennials can't find love. Check them out:
1. They're unrealistically picky.
You've heard all the jokes about millennials. They're all vegan gluten-free hipsters who eat avocado toast every morning. While these are obviously stereotypes, they come from a kernel of truth. Millennials are passionate about their convictions, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. However, when it comes to dating, you have to pick which convictions mean the most to you. What common values must a partner possess? If you expect them to also be an environmentalist who follows an organic vegan diet and practices tantric yoga, you're asking too much,.
2. They're too proud of their independence.
There is nothing wrong with being independent. In fact, being independent is a great quality that many people strive for. However, it becomes a problem when people refuse to let go of their independence. Many millennials aren't in relationships because they think it will diminish their independence. They don't want to let go of their independent lifestyle and are afraid of becoming co-dependent on aa partner. For this reason, many millennials stay away from relationships all-together.
3. They're obsessed with social media.
It sounds silly, but social media is so prevalent in our society, especially among millennials. A recent study showed that millennials spend anywhere from 7 to 10 hours a day browsing social media. This means that browsing Facebook or Instagram is taking up the majority of their day and keeping them from partaking in other activities. How are you supposed to maintain a healthy relationship if you are obsessing over social media all the time? Millennials have not realized that spending time with their partner is more important than Instagramming a picture of their lunch.
4. They don't want to commit.
Millennials love their freedom. They love the ability to do what they want, when they want. Millennials enjoy the single life so much that they have difficulty transitioning into a relationship. Many millennials enjoy playing the field and dating several people casually. Being in a long-term relationship and committing to one partner just doesn't have the same appeal that it did decades ago. Why tie yourself down to a partner when you can spend you time hanging out with friends and hooking up with different people?