How, exactly, are millennial women supposed to devote themselves fully to both their job and their relationship(s)?
“You date people in your office,” Trunk says bluntly.
“If you’re 25 and you have a mid-level job, you’re working ten hours a day. You wouldn’t meet someone at another place.” I confess that at this point in our phone conversation, my mouth was hanging open in shock.
(Yeah, I wish this were equally true of young men, too.
It just .) “This generation is totally determined to have kids by the time they’re in their thirties because of fertility issues,” says career coach Penelope Trunk.
“My options sometimes feel like it's either work or Tinder,” one friend recently said to me, only half joking.
Lines between professional and personal lives are blurrier than ever, partly for practical reasons — even post-recession, most of us are still — and partly for cultural ones.
At thriving creative and tech companies, where employees are given dormlike amenities like yoga classes and cocktail hours, it seems almost silly to draw the line at dating.