Rate of Men Who Still Live at Home with Parents On the Rise
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A man who still lives at home with his mom was deemed a scrub in 1999, but today it’s more common for young men to still dwell with their parents.

A recent Pew Research Center study shows that, “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.”

A man that lives at home can be a deal breaker for a woman who lives on her own, but there are some factors that have lessen the pool of independent men. 

The economy has shifted the way young adults live compared to other generations.  The job market may have something to do with the affordability of young adults living on their own, but a lifestyle change has taken place where “less young Americans who are choosing to settle down romantically before age 35.” 

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For the independent women out there who steadily meet men who still live at home with their parents, around 35% of the young men in the study were living at home with their parent(s).  

To add to the rise in this trend, the study also shows that there has been a drastic decline in employment among young men that makes them more likely to live at home compared to women.  This trend seems reflect the increase of young women who choose to marry older.

Now before you count your next potential suitor out of the race for your love, think about what may be a contributing factor to why they may still be at home with their momma.