If you’ve ever felt like a hot mess because you’re going out with Frank one weekend and hooking up with Joey the next, you’re not alone. In fact, you can take comfort in knowing that your grandma would probably approve. That’s right, Grandma Syndrome is a very real thing regarding millennials’ decision to marry later in life.
Let me explain. Many twenty-somethings are avoiding settling down because their grandparents have told them not to make the same mistakes they did. Not that they think their decades-long relationships were a mistake, but because they really didn’t spend their youth sleeping around and seeing what’s out there. Most of these grandparents were married by the time they were on 21, so they’re encouraging their grandkids to do the opposite- and millennials are listening.
According to Pew Research, 26 percent of millennials were unmarried because they hadn’t found the person who had the qualities they wanted in a partner and another 26 percent said they were still too young to be married.
Not sure if you can picture your cute 86-year-old grandma telling you to hook up and play the field? Trust me, they were young once and totally get it. So take her advice and get it on.