Is lasting love possible for Millennials? One author thinks so.
As a group, Millennials witnessed almost 50% of their parents' generation divorce, 10% separate permanently and yet another 7% remain in unhappy unions. Knowing these startling statistics, do they still believe in love?
The astounding answer is yes, they do. While they know that getting a happily ever after is a long shot, they continue to hope for the best, according to Ty Tashiro, the author of The Science of Happily Ever After.
So how are they connecting with potential mates? Through innovative ways that have been facilitated by modern technology.
Yet, while online dating websites like eHarmony and mobile apps like Tinder have given singles more options than previous generations, it can be overwhelming. Social psychologist Barry Schwartz describes this phenomenon as the "tyranny of freedom," which he defines as a feeling of being overwhelmed and anxious in the face of too many choices and no means with which to deal with them.
The truth of the matter is, who wouldn't be overwhelmed when having to deal with the carousel of Tinder photos? The constant swiping- left, right, repeat – can be dizzying, that's for sure.
As such, Tashiro decided to write a book to help the hopeful millenials find love by focusing on the most important thing in a relationship: a good partner.
To give you a taste of what Tashiro's book is about, here are several tips that is offered for millenials who are in the quest for love: Be clear about your goal, be smart, find undervalued traits, take action and keep faith.
Sounds like good advice to us. But hey, we could use all of the help we can get.
For more information about the book, visit tytashiro.net.