Completely dating for single 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.
The longest stretch lasted about two years in her mid-'20s: After getting laid off, Megan found a job working in a gym, but it paid too little for her to support herself.
What to do instead: Time is the best measure of knowing when to introduce the children.And, returning to the familial nest wasn’t doing any favors for Megan’s own love life. “To be honest, it was a celibate six months.” Though she did a lot of Tinder dating, most of Meghan’s matches lived far from Jersey, so she wouldn’t end up seeing the guys she went out with more than once or twice.“Friends in the city graciously offered couches and floors, so I was able to crash with them,” she explains.I don't see myself living with my mom forever, but for right now, I’m really happy here,” she acknowledges.Still, Sandy is working through some “personal uneasiness” about what living at home says about her.