Young People Want More Sex And More Relationships, Says New Survey, Plus More Things The YOLO Culture Can't Get Enough Of
According to a new survey by Samsung Galaxy S6, younger generations want more of everything they can possibly get their hands on. Dubbed the “YOLO culture,” those between the ages of 12 and 25, just want to take on everything out there and double it. They are, for lack of a better word, gluttons... not that there's anything wrong with that. The survey of 2000 people, half of whom were between 12 and 25 and the other half over the age of 50, found that the younger generation isn't very concerned with finding “the one,” compared to the older group, and 30 percent of 25-year-olds don’t expect to ever find a partner with whom to share their life. This same age group is the first to shrug off divorce, saying that their generation doesn’t see the stigma attached to it as others did.
When it came to sex, the 12 to 25-year-olds continued to be greedy. Of those surveyed it was found that they were more likely to have 33 percent more relationships than their parents, and twice as many sex partners before marriage. The researchers behind the study pointed out that social media has an “effect on sexual appetite,” by not just introducing the art of swiping on Tinder to everyone, but by giving the world greater and easier access to people. As the study found, the average number of contacts for 12 to 25-year-olds is 113, while their parents only have 33. Sure, you can throw a party with 33 people, but you can do it up properly with 113.
But why is this the case? When did Millennials on the younger side start acting like pre-revolutionary French aristocrats with insatiable appetites for everything? According to professor of Organizational Psychology & Health at the University of Manchester, Sir Cary Cooper, "This study shows the sheer speed of social evolution as within just one generation we have moved from stick to switch.” They are the generation that is up for anything and isn’t going to sit around and wait to see what’s next; they’re in search for the next best thing on their own.
Not only is this generation hungry for sex and happy to kick relationship conventions to the curb, as the study found, that’s just the beginning. Here are three other things younger people just can’t get enough of.
1. They Want New Jobs Often
Although many of our parents have been in the same job since college, that's not what's going for those in their early 20s and teens. For that age group, 21 percent are expected to change the company for which they work at least 10 times before they finally get to retire. In comparison, only 13 percent of those over 50 had done the same.
2. They Want To Leave Their Hometown Behind
While earlier generations were content to stay close to home, maybe take over the family business, then have five kids (sounds like a 1940s movie, huh?), that’s certainly no longer the case. The majority, at 68 percent, in the younger group were more likely to not just leave their hometown, but move abroad, too. Their parents were less courageous, with only 31 percent making the big step to go so faraway from home.
3. They Want To See The World
Of the 12 to 25-year-olds surveyed, based on their need to see the world and travel further or more often than their parents, it’s expected they’ll visit, at the very minimum, 16 different countries during their life. Their parents, on their other hand, will only be able to get to about 10. Such a shame. I hear Rio is lovely this time of year, hot as hell, but lovely.