“Hey mom, didn’t you have something you needed to pick up from CVS?”
A record percentage of young women are living at home (36.4 percent), but the number of men living with their parents or family members is even higher: According to a new study by Pew, 42.8 percent of men between the ages of 18 and 34 are living at home. That means 42.8 percent of men between the ages of 18 and 34 have to make sure their mom is running errands before you two can bone.
Pew’s report shows that the number of both men and women living with their parents has increased over the past few decades, primarily because more people are opting for college educations, and young people enrolled in college are more likely to live at home.
When reached for comment, all of the men I know who are still living at home said they were “trying to save money to buy [their] own place” and — besides — they were “pretty sure [their] bedroom walls are soundproof.”