So, here it is. I’m sure you’re all expecting me to say something fantastic about my dating life. Well, I can’t. Because I don’t have a dating life. “Dating lives” do not exist in this generation.


There are two levels to this whole “dating” thing. First, you start off as “talking”. This is the stage where you text, Snapchat, randomly like pictures from 2013 on their Instagram page, and basically get to know each other. These days, technology is so advanced, that you can figure out what a person is all about without even talking to them. There are numerous social media accounts that display their information, so you save some time there. Usually, when doing this, people don’t even consider talking to the other person if they find something they don’t like. THIS SUCKS!


We need to get to know each other. Not stalk each other’s social media. We are LAZY! Put down the phone, ask them what their favorite color is, then go from there.


After the “talking” stage, you either continue to talk to them, or you cut them off completely. You would think that this would progress to, ya know, actually dating. Wrong! Let me tell you why. Millennials are the most confusing, indecisive, “give me some time to think about it”, kind of people. We don’t know what we want, yet at the same time, we know exactly what we want.


I have been single since September of 2015. This means I have yet to find someone worthy of sharing a Netflix account with, and don’t see this happening anytime soon. I have gone on an embarrassing amount of dates, but none of them were worthy of a second. Being an independent woman pursuing a career in law enforcement, and also the army, makes dating difficult. It seems as though guys my age do not care about success or accomplishments, but only about how fast they can get in your pants.





Guys can be so immature. It is so hard to find a guy who doesn’t laugh at certain things, like the word “hard”. Yes, I really did have someone giggle when I referred to my frozen yogurt making the candy hard.


Being a 20 year old, with so much going on in my life, my maturity level may be higher than most my age. But let me be the first to say, millennials make dating hard.


We want this perfect person and when we don’t get what we want, we complain about not getting exactly what we want.


So, if you’re a millennial and you have a successful relationship and no trust issues due to social media, then congrats. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, or maybe we all are doing something wrong.

~Taylor McMeeken

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Dr. Heather Thompson Day is an Associate Professor of Communication, and Editor of Envision Magazine at Andrews University. She is the author of 6 Christian books including Confessions of a Christian Wife, available January 2019. You can follow Heather on Twitter or IG at HeatherThompsonDay.

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