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Fatal Attraction: Gen X vs Y

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

by MOLLY SIMMONS


As a millennial woman in her late 20’s, I’ve always found Gen X men to have a certain appeal. When I was coming of age in my early 20s, they represented the quintessential “older man” to my generation, offering stability, maturity, and perhaps just a little bit dangerous. They were able to reap more rewards from the structures created by the boomers allowing many of them to obtain fuller bank accounts, own homes, and have real careers. They have all the stability and economic freedom that most millennials struggle to access in the socio-economic climate we came of age in. Gen X’ers are a little older, yet we can understand each other's cultural references and they’re still energetic enough to match our adventurous spirits.

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