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and the buzzword for today is... twixter.

i'm not sure if i consider myself a 'twixter' -- i don't live with my parents, i finished undergrad in four years, i've had the same job and apartment for over three years, etc. -- but i can certainly relate to this article.

and apparently it's not just americans. we are not alone in this... either as individuals or as a nation.

i have yet to read the full article -- it's snowy and slick here, and i'm not venturing out just for a magazine -- but i hope to pick it up soon. intriguing [not to mention a nice segue from the previous discussion].

Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 at 06:55PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments5 Comments

Reader Comments (5)

I have not heard that term before. Interesting. Yes, I see this demographic growing more and more. The number of people I know in their 20-30s who are single, "unsettled" (in terms of housing, career and life direction) is staggering! But that is okay. I think the world is changing. Values are changing. The world of our parents and grandparents where people got married and worked a single job for their entire lives or lived in the same city...those days are over.
Jan 20, 2005 at 11:00PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
also not a twixter. though i do enjoy a twix bar every now and again. :)

LOVE the new header, btw.
Jan 21, 2005 at 11:48AM | Unregistered Commenteramo
I'm glad the mainstream is finally picking up on a category the folks at relevant have been writing on for a year now. I don't think the name 'twixter' will stick, though. smells too much like an older journalist's catchy title. superficial. I do like 'adultescence' though.

Jan 21, 2005 at 01:34PM | Unregistered Commenterrachel
it was interesting to see the different countries' takes on this article. especially as it seems to have been going on for some time.
i also graduated in 4 years, don't live at home (i've been in the same apartment for 3 years), but i don't have the same job stability you can claim. likely because my degree is a bit more tenuous in the real world, as opposed to yours. (who wants a history/classics major & for what? really!)
Jan 21, 2005 at 01:53PM | Unregistered Commentermar
Great. So I'm going absolutely "nowhere," yet expected to think positively about my future. Society and environment has made this impossible for me.
Jan 21, 2005 at 04:08PM | Unregistered CommenterJoy

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