A common phenomenon going on right now is no matter what educational level millennials have many are not living on their own. In fact, most of us (myself included) have gone back home for a little longer than anticipated. Despite what some of the older generations may say, there’s no shame in it, it’s just how the state of the world is.
That said, living with the folks can have some adverse side-effects on your social and dating life for sure.
Prevailing advice for dating is to tell people that they should move out by 22 and not to date anyone who is still living with the mom and dad after that golden age.
There are downsides, but there are also some good reasons for you to give a guy or a girl in this living situation a chance.
1. Their situation is (mostly) temporary.
It’s not fair to judge someone’s situation just by appearances. No one wants to stay with their parents forever–in fact, probably far from it, even if they’re still doing it in their mid to late 20s.
Not everyone has an easy transition period after college. They may have lost a job, they didn’t have enough money to get out on their own, or a relationship failed. So due to the changed plans, they go home to reassess what to do next. This could take some time. Things might be rough enough that this lasts for years.
If you find yourself dating someone in this situation, it’s not rude to ask them why. If they have a reasonable time frame for moving out, give them a shot.