Gen x and online dating
Post-Millennials, Gen Wii, i Generation were all floated by USA Today back in 2012, but Gen Z seems to have stuck.Too young to remember 9/11, they have grown up in a world in political and financial turmoil.The look was an Alice band and Peter Pan collar for the girls, preferably twinned with some pearls and a tweed skirt.The boys wore their father's cast-off Savile Row suits, and tweed plus-fours at weekend shooting parties.As the Sloane Ranger Handbook said on the cover: "You know the rules, but it’s always nice to be sure.” Yuppies Related, but different to Sloanes.Yuppies stood for Young Upwardly-mobile Professionals. No one can quite agree which American journalist in the early 1980s who invented the term. You might have thought they'd come up with something better by now.
Baby Boomers, as a phrase, was first used in 1970, in a Washington Post article.As well as being comfortable sharing their entire life online, this is a selfish, self-regarding generation. Maybe it is not surprising -- this is a group who were brought up and pampered by their Gen X parents, who soothed them to sleep with Baby Einstein tapes.Generation X The man credited for christening this generation with such a deeply dull label is Robert Capa, the war photographer.It peaked in England during the summer of 1996 and involved a brief and inexplicable hero-worshipping of Paul Gascoigne and the remorseless chanting of Underworld's 'Born Slippy NUXX' lyrics: lager, lager, lager.
Lads were often the feckless boyfriends of Bridget Joneses.
Sloane Rangers An earlier subculture of Generation X which came to prominence in the early 1980s in Britain, particularly in the postcodes of SW10, SW3 and SW1, where you will find Sloane Square, their favoured stamping ground.