The experts have plenty of explanations for what’s come to be called “extended adolescence” or “emerging adulthood”—or what columnist David Brooks calls the “Odyssey Years.” They blame helicopter parents, the burden of student loan debt, much higher poverty rates among young people (nearly half of all Americans ages 25 to 34 live below the national level), and a dearth of vo-tech training and manufacturing jobs.
Almost 60 percent of parents are now giving money to their grown kids—an average of ,340 per child in the years between ages 18 and 34.
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But those are the grousings of an older generation.
Our poll published last week found that half (53%) of never-married Americans would like to eventually tie the knot.
And among never-married women interested in marriage, 78% said that it is “very important” to them that a potential spouse has a steady job (only 46% of never-married men said the same).
For women seeking a male partner with a job, our analysis found that San Jose, Calif., tops the list among large metro areas, with 114 single employed men for every 100 single women.“Women in general should expand their horizons and stop listening to their single girlfriends.Forget about the often hypocritical brothers calling them sellouts, because in the final analysis, their opinions don’t count.“At this point it still annoys me that race is such a big issue in 2013,” Eve said in the interview. They’re not the same race, but no one says a thing.” “I don’t understand it,” she adds.“Like, get over it.” During the interview, Eve points to the number of famous black men who have dated and married outside of their race, including the current poster children for interracial dating in hip-hop: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. “Black men have been doing it for years.” Check out what else Eve had to say in the interview, and let us know what you think in the comments below.