Dating In Your Teens Vs. Dating In Your Twenties

Pizza Express vs. another takeaway.

1. In your teens, you date anyone who is vaguely attractive and in the same social circle as you.

Because having a boyfriend is a lot more important than actually liking your boyfriend.

ID: 3077172

In your twenties, you’re slightly more selective about who you date.

You’ll probably want to have at least a few shared interests.

ID: 3077173

2. In your teens you find out if someone likes you by asking your friend to ask their friend and then dancing near them at the school disco.

ID: 3077225

In your twenties, you find out whether someone likes you via a series of carefully constructed Facebook messages containing thoughtful emojis.

ID: 3077242

3. In your teens, your first kiss is the result of a steamy game of Spin The Bottle at a sleepover.

ID: 3077252

In your twenties, your first kiss is the result of a house party, which you won’t remember the following day.

ID: 3077269

4. In your teens, you go on dates “to town”.

Where you aimlessly walk up and down the high street holding hands to signify that you are more than just friends.

ID: 3077277

In your twenties, you just go to the pub.

ID: 3077409

5. In your teens, you spend a lot of time making out at the bus stop.

ID: 3077413

In your twenties, you judge teenagers making out at bus stops. But it’s fine if you’re drunk and it’s the night bus, right?

ID: 3077418

6. In your teens, you watch films with your hand on an arbitrary body part of your S.O. to prove that you in are a very serious relationship.

ID: 3077426

In your twenties you tweet through films instead of talking to each other.

ID: 3077545

7. In your teens, you print 2-4-1 Pizza Express vouchers and share the dough balls.

ID: 3077441

In your twenties, you tell yourselves you’ll cook together but end up ordering takeout.

ID: 3077552

8. In your teens, you order the second cheapest wine on the menu because then you’ll look like you know what you’re doing.

ID: 3077644

In your twenties, you drink cheap beer because you’re poor.

ID: 3077649

9. In your teens you communicate mostly via MSN.

ID: 3077582

In your twenties, you communicate mostly via SnapChat.

ID: 3077592

10. In your teens, you know things have become serious when your S.O. becomes your top MySpace friend.

ID: 3077603

In your twenties, you know things have become serious when you delete the numbers of everyone you could drunk text.

ID: 3077612

11. In your teens, you meet once a week to kiss until your faces hurt.

ID: 3077626

In your twenties, you have so much stuff at each other’s houses that you practically live together.

ID: 3077633

12. In your teens, you spend a lot of time gossiping about your S.O. with your friends.

ID: 3077662

In your twenties, you spend a lot of time gossiping about your friends with your S.O..

ID: 3077665

13. In your teens, meeting the parents is the worst because OMG your parents are soooooo embarrassing.

ID: 3077672

In your twenties, meeting the parents is the best because it’s just lots of people you care about hanging out.

ID: 3077677

14. In your teens, your parents’ primary concern is that you don’t get pregnant.

ID: 3077681

In your twenties, your parents’ primary concern is that you’re happy.

ID: 3077684

15. In your teens, break ups are the worst thing in the whole world ever.

ID: 3077730

And in your twenties, they don’t get any easier.

But you know how to deal with them better, because you’ve been through it all before.

ID: 3077734

16. In your teens, you fall in love every day.

ID: 3077747

In your twenties, it takes a bit longer to fall in love. But when you do, your life changes.

ID: 3077754

And instead of toasting that with lukewarm cider that you bought using fake I.D…

ID: 3077864

… you get to toast it with heavily reduced wine.

ID: 3077871

Check out more articles on!

Tabatha Leggett is commissioning editor at BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.
  Your Reaction?


    Now Buzzing