Most of their grandparents are in decades-long relationships — they were on average married by the age of 21 — and though they don't regret their longstanding marriages, they did not spend their 20s sleeping around and exploring their options.So they are encouraging their grandkids to do exactly that, and Millennials are listening — they are waiting way longer to settle down than their parents and their grandparents did, and they are happier for it.When Carly*, 22, dumped her boyfriend of 1.5 years a few weeks ago, she was shocked when her grandmother was way more supportive than her parents were. She basically turned it into a positive, telling me that I was better off without him anyway and that there's a ton of people out there," Carly explained.Carly isn't the first one to take her grandma's relationship advice, but now more and more twentysomethings are succumbing to what Carly calls "Grandma Syndrome": They are avoiding settling down because their grandparents have told them not to make the same mistakes they did.Here are some of the grans and grandpas featured...She was referring to a scene blaring on the television. I’d been to lots of clubs before, danced in the center of the dance floor hoping to meet the guy of my dreams. My grandma was suggesting that maybe the reason dating was so hard had something to do with the we were dancing today. The whole purpose for dating then was to find someone to marry."Whenever I see my 84-year-old grandmother, she inevitably asks, 'There's no one I need to meet, right? He explained that his grandmother met his grandfather when she was 18 — they were engaged and married that same year."For my grandma, I know that these thoughts do not stem from a place of regret because she considers herself lucky for having the happiest life that she could have imagined," Dan continued, "but she recognizes the need for all of that self-discovery" that comes with living free from commitment in your 20s.
The focus is all on looking hot and showing off and finding someone to hook up with at the end of the night. The kinds of dances my grandma describes going to in the 1950’s were different. After dinner we would drive around the diner to show off the guys’ cars.
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They actually took the time to get know the other person and look for marriage potential.
Today we tend to have sex and ask questions later, whereas my grandma’s generation did not.