29 Underrated Things About Being In Your Late Twenties

Ooooh, is that Riesling??

1. You can brag about how much sleep you got, not about how late you were out partying.

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2. You have a hard time getting worked up about Miley Cyrus.

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3. Your parents start telling you all the good family secrets that you were too young to know about before.

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4. Staying in to read is now something you actually look forward to.

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5. You’re the last generation to remember life before the internet. CHERISH THOSE MEMORIES.

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6. When you find out someone was gossiping about you, you’re like:

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7. Your friends are your *real* friends, because you’ve whittled out everyone who’s just a phony hanger-on.

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8. You drink less so you can avoid your newly intense hangovers, which means you save money.

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9. And you realize that waking up the morning after *not* drinking feels AMAZING.

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10. You’re glad that when you were growing up, Oreos only came in Oreo flavor.

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11. Setbacks don’t bother you as much as they used to.

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12. You can’t wait to do nothing on the weekends. LITERALLY NOTHING AT ALL.

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13. Halloween costumes tend to be more clever than “sexy cat.”

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14. People respect you more than a 21-year-old because they assume you’ve got your act together. Even if you don’t.

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15. When you’re tired, you’ll just leave the party.


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16. You’ve stopped lying about having seen a certain movie or read a certain book, because who cares.

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17. You start to feel confident about your ability to keep a plant — or even a PET — alive.

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18. You can officially declare that you’re too old to sleep in a twin bed.

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19. You don’t have to pretend to like dubstep.

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20. You finally appreciate your dad’s corny jokes.

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21. You realize that weddings are a really good excuse to get drunk in Adirondack chairs.

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22. You barely remember parts of high school by now, and…that’s kind of GREAT.

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23. You’ve gotten bolder with crushes, and just flat-out tell people when you’re into them. Most of the time, anyway.

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24. When it comes to dating, you look for qualities besides “hot.”

Looks are nice, but they won’t make your relationship last on their own!

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25. You can say no to bar crawls, because bar crawls ARE THE WORST.

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26. You unapologetically wear what you want.

I *like* this XXL Cleveland Indians hoodie, so, deal with it.

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27. WINE.

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28. You can legitimately be annoyed by teens.

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29. You might not know exactly where your life is going, but you’ve realized that you’re the captain of your own destiny — and that’s pretty awesome.

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