Friend Dating and App Ghosting
"kicked out of the only bar in a small town"
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GEN Z'S DATING REVOLUTION, insider
Today's young adults — women, in particular — are increasingly finding romance in their friend groups. According to new research, 43% of people (and 50% of women) between the ages of 18 and 29 said they were in a relationship with someone who was first a friend; just 21% of people over 65 who reported having been friends with their partner or spouse before they started dating.
GHOSTED BY AN APP, thecut
It’s good young people are finding love in their friend groups because they’re certainly not finding it on the apps, what with the uptick in “revenge reporting, i.e. being banned in retailation.
These days, a ban can feel like being kicked out of the only bar in a small town. “The majority of my friends who are now either dating or engaged or married met on an app,” Abby said. “I feel as though I have this huge roadblock just because of my spiteful ex, who doesn’t want to be with me but doesn’t want me to move on,” she said.
TIKTOK LAUNCHES ‘SERIES’ FEATURE, WHICH LETS CREATORS SELL PREMIUM EPISODES UP TO 20 MINUTES EACH, variety
With the Series feature — currently only available to select creators — users can post Collections of premium content behind a paywall that viewers can purchase; for a limited time, creators will receive 100% of their Series earnings.
YOUNG WOMEN ARE USING WEED MORE THAN YOUNG MEN NOW, vice
According to a new CDC report that analyzed 17,000 high schoolers, young people are experiencing more trauma and violence than in past years. Presumably related: For the first time in the survey's 30-year history, young women reported using marijuana and other illicit drugs at a higher rate than young men.
GEN Z DESERVES SOME CREDIT FOR RESPONSIBLE CARD USE, morningconsult
Gen Z and credit cards: Despite the misconception that younger adults are reluctant to use credit cards, as of early 2023, Gen Z adults’ use of credit cards is on par with their Gen Xer parents: 63% of each generation own at least one credit card, and the majority of credit card owners report that they have more than one. Further, just 30% of Gen Z adults report having credit card debt — 10% lower than older generations.
One last thought:
wow, the language in this vice article is giving boomer-war-on-drugs. first of all, cannabis (the plant name) > marijuana (a biased term). and since changing perception is about changing the language: lumping it in with “other illicit drugs” like injectables (!!) doesn’t help. sure, it’s illicit by federal legal standards but um hi, cannabis can actually help people. vice used to be something else and...this isn’t it
this is like my morning paper