You may have noticed that our current economy has very little love for Millennials. As a result, a number of men have succumbed to living at home for slightly longer than what is socially "acceptable."
Instead of boycotting and ridiculing these dependents, I believe potential mates should look on the bright side.
Living at home has many benefits, and dating a man who still does can grant the opportunity to share in this very special way of life.
Now, it's not an easy task to sell a man who is commonly called a “mama's boy,” or if you were around in the 90s, what TLC referred to as a "scrub," but I took a shot at it below.
These poor bastards can use all the help they can get (I know from experience):
He'll have more of a disposable income.
His money won't be tied up in important life responsibilities, like paying rent or buying food. Instead, he'll be able to spoil you with so many gifts it will feel like Valentine's Day at least once a week.
He'll be more spontaneous and adventurous with sex.
Most times, it'll be inappropriate to do it at his parents' house, so he'll have no other choice but to find random places for the two of you to get it on.
The forest and the back of his mom's minivan are prime examples of some of the exotic locales to which you'll be treated.
He'll have good family values.
He obviously loves his family if he's able to tolerate living with them for so long. Gosh, most people can't get out of their parents' house fast enough (especially households that offer no allowances).
He'll probably have access to nice things, like a swimming pool or washing machine.
His parents are likely in a comfortable stage of their lives and able to afford some swell luxuries you can enjoy, too.
If you're lucky, you may even be granted access to their liquor cabinet on special occasions.
He'll know you are dating him for who he is, not because he is one of the prized men who moved out on their own.
He'll never forget that you were there when he was at his lowest. This will only build strong foundations for your future together (hopefully, one day, out of his parents' house).
He'll make a great future roommate.
It's a skill to be able to coexist in the same household as one's parents, especially past the age of 30. Anyone who can do this is likely easy to live with.
Or, he's incredibly dependent (both options are plausible).
He'll overcompensate for not having his own place.
This might very well mean he'll have higher scores in other areas. For instance, he could be more prone to giving you foot rubs or watching chick flicks.
And, if he isn’t, maybe you should read him this article. (Just don’t let him find out who wrote it — I get enough hate mail as is.)
He'll be rather shameless, which, from what I understand, can be an attractive quality.
He clearly hasn't been shamed into leaving the nest earlier, so he must have some serious moxie.
This could translate into him being a confident male, who isn't riddled with enough crippling insecurities that lead him to wax his chest and brush his teeth every single damn day. He sounds like a real catch to me!
He'll overwhelm you with adorableness.
C'mon, how cute are guys who still live at home? Especially when they pretend not to like it when their moms offer snacks or show baby pictures every time you visit?
In conclusion, if you are someone who is dating the man I've described above, I have nothing but respect and admiration for you. You see more to him than what’s on the surface and that falls within the makings of true love.
Continue to believe in him, and when he (eventually) moves on with his life, you will be right there by his side as he becomes the independent man he was destined to be.
Just don’t be disappointed if he takes his laundry to his mom’s house for a while.