A startling book full of jaw-dropping insights into the real reasons that young men and women are having a harder time than ever before committing to a relationship How many times have you or someone you care about wondered: Why am I still single? Is it me, or is it them? Unhooked Generation answers those questions with important discoveries about the unique challenges faced by today's young men and women. It shouldn't be surprising that were still singleit's a miracle when we can make it work. Here are just a few of this generation's stumbling blocks:
- The checklist the secret set of requirements that men and women use to measure each prospective date. Is he tall enough/rich enough? Is she pretty enough/flexible enough? Does he/she like sports too much or not enough? Like your dog?
- The DTR Have you "Defined The Relationship"? Had "The Talk"? It's when you ask where the relationship is goingand it strikes fear into most hearts.
- Settling When is it compromise and when is it giving inTo this generation, those concepts are often synonymous.
- Consumer sex Sex is a powerful commodity, and this generation has separated it from commitment while ignoring the long-term consequences.
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|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Jillian Straus was born in 1973 and grew up in Los Angeles. She received a B.A. and an M.A. at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She began a career in television production at ABC NEWS. She then spent eight years producing programs for The Oprah Winfrey Show, where she interviewed thousands of men and women about their lives and their relationships. She is a Fellow of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, training young women in communications. She lives in New York City.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Unhooked Generation 1
How Did We Get Here? 15
Outrageous Expectations: The Search for "The Checklist," "The Upgrade," "The Soul Mate" 29
Contradictory Needs, Conflicting Agendas 65
Wedded Dis: The Media 79
The Collapse of Courtship and the Death of Romance 101
Gen-X Sex 135
Marriage Lite 161
Finding True Love 207
Unhooked Dictionary 245