Bably boomers dating
These new puritans have turned out to be surprisingly unskilled and inexperienced – very different to my generation, which invented wife-swapping, orgies and free love in the late Sixties and early Seventies.
Our bible was finds that one in six people aged 25 haven’t had sex since they were 18, and many will be virgins.
It’s a balmy night in Manhattan’s financial district, and at a sports bar called Stout, everyone is Tindering.
The tables are filled with young women and men who’ve been chasing money and deals on Wall Street all day, and now they’re out looking for hookups.
In fact, in 2009, over 58 percent of unmarried baby boomers were single through divorce. A substantial amount of research links marriage with successful aging, and suggests that unmarried individuals are disadvantaged.
In 2009, nearly 20 percent of unmarried baby boomers were poor, compared with only 4 percent of married baby boomers.
Social media consumes so much time and offers so many choices that, in the end, young people don’t bother with real experiences, where there’s high percentage of risk and potential embarrassment. Online dating is a ritualised game that generally doesn’t result in messy tactile experiences. The birth rate among young people is dropping steadily while the middle-aged are spreading sexually transmitted diseases, drinking, taking drugs to excess and having abortions.
Who would have thought that the 21st century, where choice is infinite and sexuality fluid, would usher in a new chastity?
People born since 1990, the millennials, are having far fewer sexual partners than the previous Generation X, and marrying later.
The baby-boom generation came of age during a period of tremendous family change: Divorce rates climbed to record highs during the 1970s, cohabitation and nonmarital childbearing increased rapidly, and more people chose to never marry.
Compared to other generations, baby boomers are much more likely to be divorced. Census Bureau researchers Rose Marie Kreider and Renee Ellis identified a threefold increase between 19 in the proportion of non-Hispanic white women ages 50 to 54 who never married, and a fourfold increase for black women.