Michael Che, in a recent Saturday Night Live, predicted a trend for dating in 2024. He suggested that younger people would seek older partners so they could pay off their student loans. Che commented on Bumble’s findings. “Because those student loans ain’t gonna pay for themselves.”
Bumble, a dating app known for its women’s-first approach to matchmaking, has shared new findings that suggest a shift in preferences. The age range filters are being expanded by daters, who show a greater willingness to date both younger and older partners. This trend coincides with the return of student loan payments after a three year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.
Financial strain is evident for young people after the Supreme Court rejected the President Joe Biden plan to cancel student loans. This funny prediction sheds some light on the actual economic challenges that many students face when navigating the complexities associated with student loans.
SNL’s comedy went beyond the dating trend. In a sketch, Mikey Day played Biden and he held a press conference following a meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping. Bowen Yang played a panda who expressed concern about adulting in China.
The comedic relief was entertaining, but it also addressed serious global issues. SNL, in the midst of laughter, managed to bring attention to the importance international relations and climate change agreements.
Jason Momoa, the host of a popular television show, shared in his monologue his passion for Aquaman and how it relates to his childhood goal of becoming a marine scientist. Momoa’s dedication to environmental causes became evident in his promotion of Mananalu water, a company aimed at reducing the use of single-use water bottles.
Momoa’s passion for conservation of the environment added a sense of sincerity to this show. It reinforced the idea that, even in the midst humor, it is possible to tackle important issues like sustainability and ocean preservation.