The echo generation is faced with the world’s looming problems, but being burdened by traditional relationships is not one of them. New data from dating site for open relationships, OpenMinded.com, shows that the majority of users fall between ages 18 and 35.
Los Angeles – May 22, 2015
Millennials are getting married later than their parents, are shaped by technology, and stand as the most diverse generation to date. With shifting ideals of what is “normal” on the rise, it seems that engaging in non-traditional relationships is a common choice for Generation Y.
According to new stats from dating site of open relationships, OpenMinded.com, the majority of users fall into the millennial age group of 18 to 35. This comes as a shocking surprise since most polyamorous folks and swingers are thought to be more established, but 40 percent of the memberships qualifies as the echo generation.
“Millennials are living in an era where it’s acceptable to remain unmarried, and sometimes that means being non-monogamous,” explained Founder and CEO, Brandon Wade. “This generation is more open-minded in more ways than one, but open relationships are clearly dominated by this age group.”
OpenMinded.com launched in April 2015 and has experienced exponential growth. Currently the site boasts more than 70,000 members.
For more information or to schedule an interview with a company representative, please call 702 493 8910 or email Press@OpenMinded.com.
Founded in April 2015, OpenMinded.com was created by MIT entrepreneur, Brandon Wade, and joins the ranks of Wade’s highly successful niche dating websites. OpenMinded offers a safe and stigma-free environment that brings the ease and flexibility of online dating to the currently under served world of open relationships.
Back to trying to find love in a hopeless place…online!
Well, first thing is first. Let’s address the elephant in the room- filters, photo-shop apps, and angles, all contributing to the drastic alteration of one’s pictures on social dating profiles in order to entice potential new boyfriends and girlfriends. It’s a pretty aggressive tactic in the new millennial, but it is the sad reality. After a breakup, most individuals make a mad dash and hop back on their phones, diving full throttle into the exploration of online dating!
Problem is, what happens when people aren’t living up to their photos in real life? Don’t you have enough problems than to show up somewhere only to find out who you thought resembled Zac Efron really looks like Zack Galifianakis? (Who is actually not looking to shabby these days, p.s.)
-And trust me, that works both ways, too. We all know you didn’t truly “wake up like dis” either. Whether you have been ditched, rejected, or even seemingly the one in control, no one likes to likes to feel like they have been duped by another’s false advertisement after meeting face to face, or feel their own pressures and inadequacies while attempting seduction via Tinder. Bottom line, when you are finally ready to give love another go, Valencia can only do so much.
For this reason, newly single people are taking great measures to look “picture perfect” in real life to find a partner. The shift in trend is being labeled, “Breakup Botox”. Botox is acting as the solution for you to actually appear as the person you claim look like on your social dating accounts. Dermal fillers allow you to achieve the desired aesthetic so you won’t feel like you cat-fished someone you are interested in, or worse, someone who has duped you!
As the new cure for the broken-hearted, botox is simply more progressive than your typical new haircut, sex with strangers, and standard low-budget vodka. Men and women are jumping on the botox bandwagon. Some experts attribute the benefits of Botox to go beyond the surface and the physical. Scientific research is now associating botox injections with your mood. The lack of frown lines aided by botox injections will no longer send the specific cues to the brain which can fuel depression. A positive outlook and attitude will be key to picking yourself up off the ground and starting over.
Along with the obvious physical benefits of a new, younger, and more improved looking you, comes confidence. When you look good, you feel good. The combination is deadly in the dating game. Let your ex eat their heart out when they see you in person and not just in your latest upload. It’s so much more legit.
Bump into your ex at the grocery store? No need to stress. Jealously will naturally ensue, which will leave you feeling better than ever! When you see this happen, jump start your engine because your are officially ready to move on. Remember true beauty is beyond skin deep. After a breakup, comes a makeover. Just make sure your soul is fed and happiness is a priority.
Getting an edge on the competition, among the Plenty of Fish in the sea, is necessary to stand out for Cupid’s arrow to find a clear and direct path to your heart! Botox has become just another standard part of the mourning process leading in the evolution to your next chance at amore. Since individuals automatically feel less attractive as their age instantly becomes highlighted after the demise of a relationship, people are leaving it to the professionals for their revamped makeovers to be launched back onto the dating scene.
On the other end of the spectrum, some people let themselves go a bit post breakup, while others reboot and thrive with their new look. Botox can be the dose of confidence for you to comfortably get back to riding the horse, metaphorically speaking of course. For some doctors, this raises an ethical issue. There is a level of responsibility cosmetic surgeons have to ensure an individual is selecting procedures and treatments for the right reasons. An individual’s mental stability and maturity is key in determining whether or not a person is ready for the transformation, no matter how subtle or natural the outcome may be.
Toxic Relationships and Breakups
There is little to no pain or discomfort when filling in the lines and wrinkles with Botox. Especially, nothing in comparison to a life-changing split between star-crossed lovers. So whatever a person’s motivations may be, we’re guessing the relationship may have been just a smidgen more toxic than any filler!
Not to mention, isn’t looking good always the best revenge?
Make the other person see what they are missing with “Breakup Botox” !
There are certain people out there who are great friends, but smooth as sandpaper in the dating game. It’s a common enough problem. In fact, you might have a friend who fits this description. Your friend means well, but the truth of the matter is that they come off as creepy or just borderline mental when they try to talk to the opposite sex.
Having a friend who is a creep tends to lead to a number of problems. Women often will avoid you because of a “guilty by association” mentality. If you do have relationship success, your creepy friend may get jealous or even try to break you up. It’s also always painful to watch a friend who you know has a good heart suffer. So, what can you do?
Well, realistically, you only have three options.
You can ignore his behavior and hope for the best. This doesn’t get rid of the problem, but it is the easiest option. The problem with this option is that creepy behavior tends to escalate. What may have started out as just looking weird may escalate into them acting weird. What started out as just being kind of eccentric may snowball into your friend turning into a resentful, “stalkery” person who you barely recognize. This isn’t a good move.
Tell them why they are failing in dating. More often than not, creepy friends often wonder what they’re doing wrong but won’t actually ask friends. Pull them aside and tell them that what they are doing isn’t acceptable behavior. With some luck, they may take it to heart.
Slowly disengage from them. There is a point of no return for creepiness, sad to say. When a person is so completely out of the loop when it comes to decent behavior in dating, they will end up impacting their friends’ lives for the worse. Signs that it’s no longer worth talking to them include catching them hitting on/stalking your girlfriend, finding out that they’re flipping out on women who reject them, or verbally/physically assaulting a potential date. When your friend has crossed those lines, it’s time to bolt. You don’t want to be associated with someone like that.
The sad thing about creeps is that they are doing it all to themselves, and they often don’t even realize that it’s all their fault. However, the only person you can really change is yourself. So, when push comes to shove, it’s up to you to decide how much you can tolerate from your friend’s bad date behavior.
While I was in college I worked for a financial institution. It was awesome and then it was taken over by another financial group. It was fine for a while until there were talks about layoffs. I worked with many older people and many of them had families. There was a panic. There were very few Millennials where we worked. I did however notice this very handsome guy from the other side of the building. He had dark blonde hair and these amazing blue eyes. He was very tall and just gorgeous. My friends and I wanted to know who he was. I never got the opportunity to meet him. The bank finally began the second phase of layoffs. They had people doing my job in another state due to the merger so I was dispensable. Given the circumstances, it gave me the opportunity to be a worry-free college student for a semester.
The very next day after the layoffs, I was invited to a Halloween party. My friend Andrea invited me and I could not say no. After all, I needed to cheer up. I walk in dressed in a Rasta Imposta Sailor costume. I knew I looked hot in some red thigh highs and the super cute costume. We entered a very big old Victorian house set on a few acres. There were cookie jars on shelves on every wall. It was a very impressive collection. I decided to have a few drinks since I had a DD. I felt very happy and social. I make my way past the staircase and I see the gorgeous guy from the bank about to go up the staircase. I smiled and acted fast. “Hey, I know you from somewhere?” I said loudly and he did a 180 and stepped down. “You look very familiar.” He replied. “Are you friends with Andrea M_____?” I asked (even though I knew exactly where I knew him from.) “No, but you look really familiar,” he replied clearly checking me out. I knew I had the upper hand. “Do you go to Rutgers?” “No, do you?” he replied. “Yes, I go there. Wait, do you work at ____ Financial?” “Yes! I do, I just transitioned to the online department.” “They just laid off a large number of us yesterday,” I said. “It’s all because of the merger,” he replied. “I know. At least I now have a chance to be a college student without a full-time job.” “Cheers to that,” He replied. We hit it off so well. Everyone could see the instant chemistry we had, even his awful ex. You know that saying, you don’t know what you have until it’s gone, or the one, they only want you when you’re wanted…that is exactly what happened. My Soulmate is absolutely gorgeous, but he is a nerd. The beauty of it is that I was too and we had many similarities. I met back up with Andrea and her significant other (at the time) who was our DD. Andrea looks at me and says, “It looks like you hit it off with that guy. Do you know him?” “That’s the guy everyone our age in our building thought was drop dead gorgeous and had no idea who he was. Thank God I got laid off because I definitely want to date him,” I said drunkenly. “Did you get his number?” Andrea asked. “Yes, he gave it to me before I could ask.” I could feel my cheeks were super flushed and I was absolutely happy.
The next day I received a text from my Soulmate to grab a drink with him at PJs. I was so excited. I made sure my blonde hair looked full and did my make up better than the night he saw me. I had just gotten out of a long-term relationship and I was eager to upgrade with my Soulmate. We talked about everything. We easily spent 3 hours talking about our lives. We were fascinated by each other’s accomplishments. I did notice he kept receiving text messages. He was honest and told me it was his ex. They were still good friends because just like myself, he had dated her since high school. My ex, who I had broken up with three weeks before my layoff, and I had dated since I was 16 years old. I was understanding about the situation and respected him for not having a bad dramatic break up because it showed his maturity. I also did not want to be the jealous girlfriend. We were ready to call it a night and we got lost in each other’s gaze and we kissed.
My heart felt like it was skipping beats I was thrilled with everything that happened. I called Andrea to tell her all of the details. I also told her how his ex kept texting him the entire time. “Yeah, that’s shady.” “I know, but if something was really going on, it would be likely he would hide it from me. Plus, we just started dating I don’t want to be the jealous type. If he keeps doing it, I will make sure other guys text me to see how he likes it,” I said with a smirk on my face knowing how easy that would be. We both laughed. The next day, I went to my classes happily and well rested. It was a while since I could get decent sleep and go to class energized. After class, I looked at my phone and saw my Soulmate texted me. I went to the library to finish my essay and realized I got all of it done over the weekend. I proofread my work and printed it so I could bring it to class the next morning. I asked my Soulmate what he was doing later and he asked me if I wanted to come watch the World Series at Cherrywood. Our favorite team was losing and his ex kept blowing up his phone. This time I wanted to just lose my cool and call him out on it, but he put his phone on silence and gave me his attention. The game became depressing so he invited me over his house. He still lived with his parents. I was so nervous, but they were the nicest people I ever met. It was so refreshing. (My ex’s parents were very cold Republicans.) They were going to bed early and asked us to stay because it was snowing. I had no idea what they meant by it, but it was so early in the relationship for me to accept I said I lived nearby. The snow that evening was light. So we went downstairs to his floor. We were talking for a while and he gazed at me again. We began kissing this time it was the most intense kiss I ever had. He tickled the nape of my neck and began kissing it. I took his shirt off just to look at his six-pack. His gorgeous dirty blonde hair and his intense blue eyes lured me into his bedroom. He was so slick, he put on a cd of very seductive alternative rock and I knew I was in love.
I didn’t stay. I went home. My heart was racing. I could not wait to see him again; however, my schoolwork came first. I had to begin putting together my materials for my finals. I was so obsessed with my Soulmate, I would freak out when I did not hear from him. I got a call from his guy friend he introduced me to that he went out with his brother, my Soulmate and his ex was there and she was throwing herself at him. This made me mad because he lied to me about his whereabouts. He could have told me he went out with them. I felt something was wrong because I did not give him the impression that he could not be honest with me. I was hurt. I invited him over my apartment on campus. We talked for a while and the same thing happened again. His ex was blowing up his phone. The culmination of events that occurred finally made me blow up. “Look, if she is blowing up your phone every time we hang out, she still likes you. You keep answering her, so it’s mutual. You can go back to her. I understand. She has been with you for a very long time. I do value our friendship. We can talk about anything and it’s wonderful, but I think you should go back to her,” I said. He looked at me confused and said nothing. He grabbed his belongings and left my apartment. I text his cell and apologized. He replied, “It’s ok.” He gave me the silent treatment for three years. Now, we live together.
Sometimes, creep is in the eye of the beholder. Other times, creep is in lockdown in jail for lewd conduct.
Though we all have out moments when we might wonder why we’re single, there are often good reasons for it. One of the more common reasons, sadly, is that you may be creeping out your potential dates. Here are some signs that you might be a creepster.
Women have backed away from you when you make advances. People regularly physically distancing themselves from you is a clear sign that they aren’t into you, and that they are uncomfortable being around you. You might be a creep if this happens on a very regular basis. You’re definitely a creep if you don’t get the hint.
You often lash out at the opposite sex if they reject you. This has become the trademark behavior of a typical Nice Guy (TM) creep. You are just so nice! How dare people not be attracted to you!? You have to teach them a lesson, right? Hm… We’re pretty sure that’s how at least a couple of serial killers began to rationalize their behavior. If you’re doing this, you’re about as non-creepy as John Wayne Gacy in his clown outfit.
The way that you hit on women is often grossly oversexual. If you are sending unsolicited dick pics, asking women for sex two lines into the cyber conversation, or randomly asking for a threesome, you fit in this category.
You’ve been guilty of stalking your exes. We are not talking about the regular kind of Facebook stalking where exes may wonder what happened to you post-breakup with this clue. We’re actually talking about people who might