She's old enough to be over party FOMO and know that if what her body and mind need is a night on the couch with a Netflix marathon and a bottle of Shiraz, that's what she's going to do. She's all for treating you to dinner or the movies once in a while, which is why she needs to be with someone who can comfortably do the same. She won't depend on you for money or a social life. So, she'll tell you what she wants and what pissed her off, and she'll call you when she wants to talk to you instead of waiting for you to text her back.12. She's bought some real furniture and wants to be with someone who sleeps on a mattress on a bed frame instead of the floor.13. She's not insecure enough to let you tell her how she should look.She's an independent woman in a way that only comes with age. So if she shows up to dinner in "fancy" designer sweatpants, heels, and a cool top, don't question her, just go with it.She's not going to just eat a salad on your first date. She's not going to Coachella and getting wasted or trying drugs.
She wants to be taken to a place where she can actually hear what you're saying and the floors aren't sticky.3. She's had her early 20s to make mistakes and learn valuable lessons, and now she feels more confident than ever in her choices.
So if she has one drink and wants to go home, don't push her to go back to your place.4.
"If you're shy about your body, go for walks, join a gym or take dance classes," she says. Twenge says Gen Y is more comfortable with diversity than Baby Boomers.
Besides lifting your self-worth, "it'll increase your odds of meeting a partner who shares your lifestyle." Take stock of what you want to excel in and go from there, she says.3. "For them, it's not a big deal to date outside of your ethnicity or religion," she says. Campbell adds that Millennials also don't discount someone who doesn't have a preset list of traits. Campbell suggests not creating a profile right away.
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Once you reach a certain age, the art of dating completely changes.
And Gen Y may be the tech-savviest group out in the dating world.
But they have many more lessons to share about finding love than just "try online dating" (though that's important, too! Here are their top tips., says young women's attitude today is, "'This is who I am and I like sex'—which was a radical notion not long ago," she says.
That comfort makes them more likely to seek out partners.
The lesson: "When you're attracted to a guy, go for it." In addition to bucking shame about sex, Kelly Campbell, Ph D, associate professor of psychology at California State University, San Bernardino, points out, "Our bodies change as we age, and so do our preferences. See what feels good and what doesn't so you can communicate that to your partner."2. Jumping into the dating pool calls for high self-esteem, and Millennials know that well. Campbell says the best way to boost your self-image is to spend time on activities that improve it.
Love comes in many forms, and people often find it where they least expect it but, Dr. "If the older generation could get over the stigma they associate with online dating, they'd have more options," explains Dr. "Just browse through profiles for three months and see if you find anyone you like."5. "It's a good starting point if you're interested in someone," Brencher says.