According to new research from YPulse, half of you are actually dating. From what you hear is that everyone in the late teens and early 20s only hookup these days. This is not true.
The research found out that 50 percent of 13- to 32-year-olds have been on a formal date. The research also found out that the majority of those in a relationship met their significant other in an old-fashioned way: 32% met at school; 22% through mutual friends/family; 9% met at work. People are meeting each other, finding interest in each other and asking each other out.
Sadly, hooking up is a real thing too. It is happening. But it’s not happening as much as all the pontificators say it is. Also true is that sexting is a thing—34% say they have sexted, and 15% say they have “naughty Snapchatted”. But the research also found that the majority want stability in their romance, with 75 percent saying they want to be in a long-term committed relationship. 75 percent.
What is a truth that is sad is how so many are contorting themselves to get that long-term committed relationship believing that by doing and being such things they will get that love for a lifetime. This is not brave. This is not healthy. And won’t get you that love for a lifetime.
I’m just celebrating here that people are dating and want to date and want to be in long-term committed relationships.
Celebrate. Be brave.