Dating while living with your parents

Over the past few years, the percentage of 25-to-34-year-old Americans living with their parents has been at a record high of nearly 15%.

Student debt and difficulty finding a job are sending millennials back home in droves — and though this type of arrangement is certainly easier on the wallet, it can wreak havoc on a young adult’s self-image.

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To my parents' house, that is, with my parents and my twin bed.

Without getting into too much terrible detail, we were able to have a nice time, but never did — this happened on two to three nights — manage to have normal-person sex.

In short, they defy the modern standards of success — an impressive job, cash to spend and a place of your own — that have only become more important in dating in recent years. "As a single man living in the city, I was expected to have my all my shit together at all times, which a nice aspiration in theory but much harder to achieve as a recent college graduate with student loans.""I felt very limited in what I could say or do with girls I was interested in.

Because I was embarrassed of living with my mom, I used to tell everyone that I was crashing on a friend's couch on the Upper West Side," Alex said.

For more on that, check out “How Can I Keep My Parents From Dating After Divorce?

Last modified 16-Jan-2016 07:50