Oh, you Baby Boomer, you! For probably the first time in history, you and your generation were more concerned in your youth with 'finding yourself' than you were with following the traditions and values laid out for you by your parents, a situation that caused great angst for them. But you and your peers actually enjoyed striking out on your own as much as you could, really getting to know yourselves and establishing your own personal values before you settled down.
Yours is a whole generation of 'me first' and 'looking out for Number One.' By now, in your middle age, your values are established and you are well acquainted with the type of romantic relationship that makes you happy -- and that is exactly what you deserve.