Millennials want to live in that in-between space, where our addiction to social media doesn't exclude personal intimacy, but we haven't mastered how to balance our needs yet.The generation ahead us is fluent in technology; those now-teenagers were raised on it.But Millennials live in two worlds: one that didn't need the Internet to fall in love, and one that almost requires it.Constantly being detached from actual people – swiping through Tinder on our phones, scrolling through strangers' Instagram profiles – creates a fear of the intimacy we crave, too."We don't want to actually let ourselves fall for anyone because what if someone else better is out there?" Asher is struggling, as are many Millennials – defined by the Pew Research center as the group of people born after 1980 who came into their young adulthood in or near 2000, of which this writer is a part – to understand how his own generation has redefined courtship.
Pew found that only 5 percent of Americans who are married or in a long-term relationship met their partner online.
But for adults born in 1990 from 1996, that percentage jumped to 15 percent. Sherman says, that's a dramatic difference – but he also clarifies that that doesn't mean Millennials are practicing abstinence, either.
After all, the other 85 percent of these younger Millennials are having sex. Sherman has a couple theories about why an increasing number of young adults are reporting that they're sexually inactive.
But dating relationships, like other relationships, are not immune to problems and complications.
Dating problems can occur unexpectedly and at any stage in the dating relationship.