GenXers, born between 1961 and 1981, are invited to meet new single friends at the Silicon Valley’s first-ever Generation X Singles Party, Saturday, March 2, 2013, 9pm-1am, at Piacere Ristorante, 727 Laurel Street, San Carlos CA 94070.
GenXers are the generation following the Baby Boomers. The term Generation X came from a novel written in 1991 by Douglas Coupland, about 3 strangers who decide to distance themselves from society to get a better sense of who they are. Coupland describes his characters as “underemployed, overeducated, intensely private, and unpredictable.”
The news media found elements of Coupland’s characters in America’s youth at the time and labeled them Generation X. They are stereotyped as being cynical, hopeless, frustrated and unmotivated slackers who wear grunge clothing, listen to alternative music, and still live at home with their parents because they can’t get real jobs. Needless to say, these stereotypes, while true for a small portion of GenXers, are unfair to the vast majority, who are hopeful, motivated, hard-working people.
GenXers make up about 20% of the U.S. population. The 46 million members of Generation X represent $125 billion in spending power.
Famous Gen-Xers include Barack & Michelle Obama, Paul Ryan, Julia Roberts, Robert Downey Jr, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Halle Berry, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Aniston, Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Moss, Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Beyonce, and Britney Spears.
The party includes:
•DJ HickeyB! playing today's hottest dance hits plus your favorites from the past
•Karaoke mixed in with prizes for groups/individuals getting loudest applause!
•Fun Casino Blackjack with Joey's Fun Casino (no cash value)
•Appetizers, served at 9pm, as long as they last.
This event is co-sponsored by Society of Single Professionals, the world's largest non-profit singles organization;