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The Heart Beat. In this guest blog, psychotherapist Dr. Gen Y are true innovators when it comes to love and dating. Baked into their DNA are some unique characteristics that impact courtship and eventually marriage. Gen Y, ages 19 — 30, are in a period of self-discovery.
Dating is always evolving. Once, it meant writing letters, trying not to die in a war and maybe eloping. Later, it meant mixtapes, make-out point and marriage. For this reason, not every generation agrees on the "right" way to date. The latest dating shift has come with Gen Z'ers — anyone 21 or younger — who are supposedly all isolated by their mobile phones and having less sex than previous generations.
How old is each generation? Are they really that different? Boomers another is increasing.
Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, and Gen Z Explained
Researchers and popular media use the early s as starting birth years and the mids to early s as ending birth years. Millennials are sometimes referred to as "echo boomers" due to a major surge in birth rates in the s and s, and because millennials are often the children of the baby boomers. The characteristics of millennials vary by region and by individual, and the group experiences a variety of social and economic conditions, but they are generally marked by their coming of age in the Information Age , and are comfortable in their usage of digital technologies and social media. Authors William Strauss and Neil Howe are widely credited with naming the millennials.