900,000 men are living with their parents still and a third of single women have cast them aside because of where they live and who they live with.But for 13% it was because of a bad relationship that they moved back home in the first place; not out of choice."I met a girl, then a college senior, right before I began working in late December.After a few good dates, we decided that slobbering and dry-humping each other in bar booths and in train stations wasn't quite doing the trick, so we decided to go back to my parents' house.You worry about how your date will feel when they find out, and you’d rather prolong that conversation for as long as possible. Any serious discussions can be pretty awkward in a new relationship, and letting someone know that you still live at home can be one of them.
Parents knowing more about your dating life than you’d like. A lot of people know that it’s hard out there in the job market and that many people are living at home.
Because I was embarrassed of living with my mom, I used to tell everyone that I was crashing on a friend's couch on the Upper West Side," Alex said.
Even if you can be upfront, the fear of being caught is real.
Here’s what they struggled with — and learned — during the experience.“Meghan,” 26Two years ago, Meghan moved back in with her parents in New Jersey in a post-breakup state of shock, not just about being newly single, but also about her post-grad-school job prospects — or lack thereof.
“I applied to about 60 jobs during graduate school,” she recalls.