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Old 08-19-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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If your poor of potential men doesn't include guys who live at home in their 20's, you're probably going to be pretty lonely. My students are all in their 20's and most come from quite affluent households. Almost every single one of them still lives at home. It's the norm nowadays, at least in Southern California.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:43 PM
 
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I'm 22 (23 in 4 months), I work a for a major grocery retailer in FL (guess who?) and am planning to work into management there (Job security, Financial security, stock options, retirement plans, 401k, etc)

As of right now though, I am earning $9.15 an hour and I work an average of 34 hours a week and I average about $280 (ranging between $250-$320) a week take home pay.

However, even though I live at home, I have a car payment, pay my own car insurance, groceries, gas, cell phone, and miscellaneous expenses so my leftover money is not enough for me to even have roommates. I'm left over with around $200 a month

So my question for young women is this. If you meet a guy who is about my age, but works, has career plans, but lives at home due to lack of money, would you still date him? Or would you only date men who have their own place or roommates?

I ask this question because I've been told that even at my age, as long as I'm living at home, nobody will date me
Who cares what they think. You will get promoted and earn a lot more and you are very young. What is the interest on your car payments? Go for Asian women. Most of them also live at home regardless of age.

You are left with $200 after all. It is sure better then someone who is broke and/or in debt and lives alone.
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Old 08-19-2012, 04:55 PM
 
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It wouldn't affect whether or not I dated him if he was in college.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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What happend to your dreams of returning to Las Vegas??? I think I remember you posting something about going back to your home state and doing some kind of career training and then heading back to Vegas??

Or am I confusing you with someone else???
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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lol. if you're having problems dating in your early twenties (i am in that age bracket also), i can assure you income isn't the reason why.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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If your poor of potential men doesn't include guys who live at home in their 20's, you're probably going to be pretty lonely. My students are all in their 20's and most come from quite affluent households. Almost every single one of them still lives at home. It's the norm nowadays, at least in Southern California.


I think it is even more common for people in their 20's to live at home in areas where real estate prices including rents are very high like in Southern California.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:23 PM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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But you are living at home too so it's not like he's out of your league cause he lives at home just like you
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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So my question for young women is this. If you meet a guy who is about my age, but works, has career plans, but lives at home due to lack of money, would you still date him?
Absolutely would date.
Now if you're living at home because you have made no effort to find a job and plan to do absolutely nothing with the rest of your life besides sitting in your parents basement all day and playing video games, then that's a different story.

You're making an effort to become a self-sufficient adult, who cares if you live at your parents house?
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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What happend to your dreams of returning to Las Vegas??? I think I remember you posting something about going back to your home state and doing some kind of career training and then heading back to Vegas??

Or am I confusing you with someone else???
You're not confusing me with somebody else

But going back to Vegas?.....Yeah.....that's not gonna happen
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:59 AM
 
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For me, I'm trying to save up to buy a small house with little to no loans, and I help out with all the heavy housework when it comes up. Sure, I could move out if I wanted to, but in this economy? May I remind everyone that it was everyone buying houses they couldn't afford and living large was part of the reason we had to bail the banks out? I'd rather live at home than with a bank that owns the majority of the house.

Also, I'm not getting my hopes up yet on finding anybody soon anyways. Comes with living in my area, so yeah, believe me, I want to move just so I can find a place that has more people my age. If someone does come into my life and asks me to move, well, I'd show them the maths.
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