How to date a girl born in the 1990s
By Silas Nyanchwani
Is it just me, or it is actually scary to imagine that a kid born in 1997 is now old enough to have a national ID? As in a kid born in 1990 is now 25 years-old, some are actually in meaningful employment and dating older men who have no clue on how to handle them.
The â€˜90s kid grew up at a different time. They grew with a remote in their hands – notice their sense of entitlement and phones as well – notice how selfish they are. Essentially, what an old boy like me might deem as disrespectful or shallow is basically a product of the environment in which these young girls grew up.
Hence, here is a timely guidepost into dating these girls who have morphed into fully nubile and virginal splendour.
For starters, know that they have grown up in an environment that is more democratic in sexual matters. So expect her to be too liberal. Often, she will shock you with her sexual knowledge, and might suggest some bedroom gymnastic unexpected of girls their age, but remember access to porn is just a click away or a stall away in that estate movie shop.
Secondly, they are bound to be antisocial. If you can, snatch their phone and keep it if you are meeting her for a dinner date. Or else, she will eat the dinner while chatting with her friends and boyfriends from across the world, uploading the picture of the meal on Instagram, updating on Facebook and Twitter where sheâ€™s having her dinner, etc. With such a zillion things competing for her attention, tough luck.
Thirdly, you need a sharper knife to cut through their narcissism. They are self-centred, unless you are sharp, they might challenge your wits to breaking point. They have watched so many movies and TV series, some of them live the life in the silver screen. Some come armed with sufficient knowledge and charm to penetrate them.
Fourth, you have to raise your standards. They have grown up in a world where they know what a woman wants -that huge phone, big car, vacation in some picturesque ocean beach, name it. Gone are the days when a coffee or a beer date could get a woman to bed. Nineties babes are slightly different. They demand better and they want better. If you cannot provide, move over.
Fifth, learn their music and lingo. Lately, language evolves faster and abbreviations and acronyms seem to be the standard practice. Be up to speed with them. If there is one thing that women hate more than a miserly man, it has to be a man who is a dinosaur in matters language. Their music might sound like trash, but respect it.
Sixth, you have to be fashionable. Nowadays, sweaty armpits do not connote hard work. That is a sign of a poorly kept man. You have to spruce yourself up well and keep up with the trends. They like fashion these kids. Dress well, I urge.
Lastly, ensure they have a national ID. Some of these girls are just precocious charges and they might mislead you into believing that they are mature. Take care.
If you can follow all these and have the patience of a fisherman, with luck you might be able to date one. All the best.
This story was published by the EVE Magazine– Standard Media Group