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Old 01-17-2011, 11:33 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Do you notice any difference between dating culture (norms, customs, trends) between Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y?

Boomers being born in 1946 - 1964

Generation X being born in 1965 - 1980

Generation Y being born in 1980 - 1995

Do you notice a generation being more traditional/formal than another? I know the sexual revolution and the rise in casual dating occured in the 1960s, so I'm wondering what progressions there have been since then. It seems this generation is still the loosest in history, though. For instance, do Gen Y or Boomer women tend to be more materialistic? Are we (Gen Y) much more likely to do it on the first date? Was there alot more romance with the Boomers?
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Florida
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What about studing a bit of history and economy ) I'm not a boomer, bur certainly I am very materialistic. Besides, I like intelligent & handsome. This is how ALL WOMEN should be, no matter time frames and periods.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:54 PM
 
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Theres more of a "hooking up" culture currently with people sleeping around, thats for sure.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:02 AM
 
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When did the 'stigma' about losing one's virginity begin? When people stopped marrying at age 18?
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Do you mean the stigma of NOT losing one's virginity? For guys at least it's arguably worse to be a virgin than not a virgin.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:24 AM
 
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Do you mean the stigma of NOT losing one's virginity? For guys at least it's arguably worse to be a virgin than not a virgin.
Yes...I think nowadays it's the same for girls too.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:53 AM
 
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fuddy duddy fools lol.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:50 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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And speaking as a boomer, what's up with the apparent obsession there seems to be these days with "not dating"? Sometimes I'm amazed at the lengths folks will go to, pretending that a m/f get-together to the movies, dinner, an event, whatever, is not a "date"!
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:25 AM
 
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When did the 'stigma' about losing one's virginity begin? When people stopped marrying at age 18?
Unfortunately THAT has not stopped.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:38 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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And speaking as a boomer, what's up with the apparent obsession there seems to be these days with "not dating"? Sometimes I'm amazed at the lengths folks will go to, pretending that a m/f get-together to the movies, dinner, an event, whatever, is not a "date"!
Along with the FWB nonsense. "Oh, no, we're not dating, we don't have a relationship, we're just friends with benefits", (which of course is texted)!
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