7 relationship deal breakers that only make sense to millennials
As long as there have been cheaters, liars, and people who don’t believe in taking baths, there have been relationship deal-breakers.
However, shifts in technology and social norms have given millennials a set of modern relationship deal-breakers that are unique to our generation. From being inept at texting to opposing political views, here are the frustrating relationship behaviors that have some millennials saying, “byeeeee.”
1Seriously in debt
Yes, being buried in debt is often a deal-breaker no matter what your generation. But apparently it’s especially important for millennials. A recent study claimed that 21% of millennials considered a large-amount of a debt a firm relationship deal-breaker.
2No acknowledgement on social media
Social platforms like Facebook and Instagram were made for sharing blissful pics of your love life. If your relationship has reached a milestone, and the person you’re with doesn’t post about it—or make any mention of you whatsoever on their social media accounts—it can make a millennial suspicious and question their partner’s motives. Regardless of the reason, not acknowledging a relationship on social media can be the downfall for some couples.
3Refusing to adult
You know the type. They are working on the next big app, but, meanwhile, they are still living in their parents’ spare room, perpetually broke. At first, you admire their ambition and their ability to subsist off of Taco Bell, but, eventually, it gets old. Even if you, like a lot of millennials, don’t care about home ownership or the trappings of so-called adulthood, it’s still nice to be taken out to dinner once in a while, and that requires a job and some extra cash. Neither of which a Peter Pan ever has.
4Still on Tinder
When you become an official item, both parties should delete any profiles off of Tinder, Bumble, or any other dating app. When a millennial in a serious coupling doesn’t do this and offers an excuse like he or she forgot or “just likes to look,” that can be enough to end the relationship.
In an era of protests and celebrity politicians, finding out that your paramour voted for the opposite political party than you did in the last election can be a major turn-off for some millennials. According to new research, 47% of Millennials would not date someone with whom they didn’t share the same political beliefs.
6Spending all their time at their side hustle
Despite their reputation, millennials are one of the most hard-working generations alive, and while workaholism isn’t a new phenomenon, millennials have put a new spin on it. Now, it’s not enough to work a 50+ hour week at one job. Many 20- and 30-somethings have a 9 to 5 and a side hustle, which leaves very little time for a relationship, as the people who date them come to find out.
7Bad texting habits
Baby boomers relied on letters and phone calls to communicate with their baes, while Generation X had pagers and AOL email. Millennials mainly rely on text for all dating communication. However, despite texts being so vital to communication, there are still people who think they can get away with one-word answers, or worse, just replying with a vague emoji. And let’s not forget the types who take days to reply to a yes or no question. For some millennials, this is a #dealbreaker.