Do You Love More Like a Millennial or a Gen Xer?

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Ian Fortey

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

If you were born between 1965 and 1980, you're officially considered a Gen Xer. This generation came after the Baby Boomers and got their "X" label for being somewhat of an unknown. They were facing a new world and were born into one that changed greatly. This generation met the internet and knows what life was like before it. Millennials, on the other hand, were the next generation both between '81 and '95 or so. These kids grew up in a tech-savvy world and have been connected to others like no generation before them.  These differences in upbringing definitely have an impact on how each generation approaches things like dating and love. Why? Because they've had vastly different experiences in relating to others, in getting to know them, and in falling in love. 

Now sure, there are a lot of overlaps between Millennials and Gen Xers — both of them are pretty well adapted to using the internet to meet and keep in touch with new people — but there are definitely differences as well. So the question is, which generation is more closely aligned with the way you view love and actually experience being in love? Take the quiz and et's find out!

How many people have you met in person after meeting them on the internet?

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Based on your knowledge of history, is dating easier now than it was when your parents were your age?

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What's the best place to go on a first date?

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Is love at first sight a real thing or not?

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It's your first anniversary! What's a good gift?

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If you and that special someone want to go out for a bite to eat, what's the least romantic option you can think of?

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How many texts are too many texts to send to someone in a day?

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Do you stress about picking the right day, time and location to go out somewhere?

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Courting was a romantic ritual back in the day. Have you ever courted someone?

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How do you usually communicate with your S.O. throughout the day?

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Are you really confident when it comes to talking to someone you're attracted to?

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Does a date have to cost money?

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Do you kiss on the first date?

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What's a good timeline between expressing an interest in someone else and being considered a couple?

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Are you comfortable just sitting on the couch reading a book while your partner does the same?

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Would you ever have a fully-online relationship?

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Are you OK with public displays of affection?

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What do you value most in a partner?

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Are you more into the physical, emotional, or intellectual side of someone?

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Do you have a type?

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Do you go out of your way to do romantic things for your partner?

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How many relationships have you had in your life?

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Does any aspect of being in love scare you?

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Are you a fan of couples activities where you get together with other couples?

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Are you willing to watch a movie you have no interest in because your significant other wants to?

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When you're in love, are people around you able to tell?

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Are you naturally a flirt?

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If you have a special night planned, what are you going to do to make your place a little more romantic?

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Woud you ever give your partner a massage?

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How long before you tell someone you love them?

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