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It is responsible for terms like "hooking up" (nonrelationships known to previous generations as one-night stands) and "friends with benefits" (a sexual relationship without emotional involvement).
While Millennial courtship rituals are distinctly different from those of previous generations, say those who study the scene, survey after survey indicates that Millennials do want to be married, they do want the house in the suburbs and the kids.
The rising age of first time marriage means that a lot of the Generation Y proposals are still to come.
The above graphic shows the average age of marriage in the UK, including second marriages among divorcees.
Facebook is the social network with the highest reach within this age group; about 84 percent of Americans aged between 35 and 54 years old used Facebook in 2016.
Boomers believe more in natural selection, on the hunt for the mate whose attributes can provide the most desirable relationship for them.
Gen's X and Y are more "democratic" more accepting of uniqueness and eccentricies, even more spiritual in their selection of a mate.
These individuals were born between mid-1960s and early 1980s.
It was found that 93 percent of Americans aged between 30 and 49 years are internet users.
Other popular social networking sites include Twitter, Google and Instagram.