Generation x dating generation y
I know the sexual revolution and the rise in casual dating occured in the 1960s, so I'm wondering what progressions there have been since then.It seems this generation is still the loosest in history, though.
Throughout 2010, the Pew Research Center will use a series of new nationwide surveys, supplemented by our analysis of government demographic economic and education data, to probe more deeply into these and other Millennial personality traits.
One person might fit into the box, but his family won't, and he is the product of his family. For instance: My parents were born in 19: Boomers I was born in 1973: Gen X My younger sister was born in 1980: Gen Y My cousins were born in 19 (something like that): Gen Y My eldest daughter was born in 1996: whatever comes after Gen Y I am of the same generation as my sister and cousins; our fathers are brothers. My sister and I grew up in the same house, with the same parents, watching the same TV shows and going to the same schools.
I'm a Boomer (1962), and I do see a vast difference between the way things were in the 1970s when I was a teen and watching my daughters going out on dates.
Until that time a premium was still placed upon being a clone, of fitting-in with everyone else. There was a thread here on C-D a while ago about generational attributes, and I believe I argued for the abolition of the commonly-used labels.
But with their advent society was forced to change their ways of thinking. My brothers were born in the mid 40's; I was a late-50's kid.