Members of the Greatest Generation couldn’t wait to get the hell out of their parents’ house. Millennials, on the other hand, are perfectly happy to mooch off Mom and Dad’s cable, Wi-Fi and Cheetos.
In 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were slightly more likely to be living in their parents’ home than they were to be living with a spouse or partner in their own household, the Pew Research Center reports.
In 2014, 32.1 percent of young adults lived with their parents, compared to 31.6 percent living with a spouse or partner. In 1960, just 20 percent of young adults lived with their parents, and 62 percent were living with spouses.
“This turn of events is fueled primarily by the dramatic drop in the share of young Americans who are choosing to settle down romantically before age 35,” Pew reports.