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31 Millennials Reveal The Best Dating Advice They’ve Ever Gotten

To be a millennial in the dating world is to aimlessly swipe away, combatting carpal tunnel and f*ckboys like it’s our overqualified and underpaid job. We’re basically just shooting arrows of half-assed drinking dates and mindless hookups until we hit someone that isn’t totally disgusting and annoying.

Maybe if we listened to those who came before us, we wouldn’t be in this mess. Okay, dating has never been easy — even for kooky old gramps. But in this day and age, we are being suffocated by a ridiculous amount of dating apps while not sticking around long enough to see things pan out with someone we kind of like.

So strap in, folks — because we are about to have our minds blown by sound and sage dating wisdom that didn’t come from our friend Becky between seven glasses of rosé at happy hour. Instead, listen to Dad and don’t ever assume that someone is out of your league. If so, you just made up their mind for them! It turns out, our parents, friends, coworkers, and even grandparents know their sh*t. It also turns out that people before us dated WITHOUT TINDER. But like, how?

This is some of the best dating advice millennials have ever received:


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Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.