There’s no doubt that some things get better with age — wine, cheese, sex.But there are other things that change so much year-by-year, that it’s hard to look back at where you once were.Your friends avoid meeting up with you when your partner joins.This person isn’t going to change, and it will get worse.You could have plans to meet, be standing out in the cold and rain waiting for two hours and it is somehow you who misunderstood their needs. The One Who Won't Be Hated I once dated a guy who was obsessed with over-explaining his actions.Everything they say and do is designed to make you feel insecure and fearful that they might leave you, so you are constantly apologizing and feeling like you are in the wrong. My friends called him "disclaimer guy" because he did sweet things like surprising me at the airport with flowers while simultaneously telling me that these weren't grand gestures -- just the mark of a nice guy.And if you’ve been trying to find something shiny in a pool of lackluster dates, then you likely know that dating is different in your early 20s than it is in your late 20s.Go ahead now and ask for forgiveness for what you tolerated when you were 21, because the approaching-30 you would shake your head at what once impressed you.
RELATED: TRENDING LIFE & STYLE NEWS THIS HOUROK, yes -- I'm being dramatic. This is for those of us learning, in those young-adult years, to identify the people who do or do not belong in our lives -- and sometimes it takes lots of mistakes to figure that out.
In case you need a good belly laugh or you a reminder of how far you’ve come — or where you’re headed — here’s what dating is really like in your 20s.
Naturally, in GIFs, because those are fun through the entire decade.
Prepare your lady/man brains to be obliterated, and to crown me as your Holy Leader forevermore. Big effing mistake, because your avo was hard and totally unresponsive to your efforts. You try to make it work, and you try to remove the grey areas and slowly stop dressing like an Ewok, but its weirdness runs so deeply there’s just no saving it. You love the taste of it, but Guac keeps leading you to eat sour cream and cheese and nacho chips (which are unhealthy AF). You then realise that you only went to guacamole because you felt bad about yourself and you found comfort in SORRY its* salty smooth embrace. You’re constantly hearing people talk about how good avocados are.
Here are the six similarities between avocado and dating in your twenties: 1. You knew it in your soul that when you cut into that avocado it wasn’t ready. Even after feeling the hard exterior of its shell you decided to go for it anyway. And don’t even try to talk your way out of this one because you KNEW that the avocado wasn’t ready, dude. You were too scared to commit to the avo and now you’ve left it too late. The Ewok fetish and gross grey specks are parts of the avo. Sometimes you miss eating guacamole, but not really because Guac was really just an asshat. Your friends are all avocado-crazy, and you just don’t get it. You have no idea what all the fuss is about, and why people are willing to spend so much time and money on this weird, pretty-much-tasteless food.