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    Posted on Nov 20, 2014

    21 Hardships Only Adult One Direction Fans Understand

    Youth is wasted on the young.

    1. You clear your adult social calendar for a week to emotionally prepare for video premieres.

    2. Everyone asks who you're chaperoning when you go to their concerts.

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    My heart. I'm chaperoning my heart.

    3. You've Googled the age of consent in your home state and the UK.

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    Just because it's legal don't make it right.

    4. You want to tell Harry cautionary tales every time he gets a new tattoo.

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    I know, Harry. It's just so permanent.

    5. No one would go with you to see This Is Us in theaters.

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    At least you didn't have to share the popcorn you seasoned with tears with anyone.

    6. Your friends are more excited about engagement rings than your beaded icon bracelet with their faces.

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    Claire's > Tiffany's.

    7. All of the smutty fan fiction is anatomically incorrect.

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    Virgins are not to be trusted with erotica.

    8. Your mailman keeps asking about the niece you invented to explain your Bop and Tiger Beat subscription.

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    She's a handful, that one. An invisible, boy-crazy handful. Just set those down.

    9. None of them are old enough to drive the rental car in your romantic fantasy road trip to a cabin in the Catskills.

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    Which is probably for the best, considering Harry's scandalous history with snowmobiles.

    10. You got upset when "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?" was not a cover of the Whitney Houston masterpiece.

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    And then again when you realized they weren't alive when it came out.

    11. All of your favorite Tumblr accounts are run by actual children.

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    But they're just so committed.

    12. You had to abandon half of your social circle when they didn't laugh at the "Best Song Ever" opening skit.

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    There was always something off about Angela and Margot anyway.

    13. Your significant other won't agree to have "One Thing" as your song.

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    FINE, we'll pick something by the Magnetic Fields and submit to our grim adult fates with dignity or whatever.

    14. You were mortified by that whole death-threats-sent-to-GQ by teen fans debacle.

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    Ladies, "uncouth" doesn't even begin to describe this behavior.

    15. This is what Liam Payne looked like when Jurassic Park came out.

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    Resisting the obvious dinosaur joke about your haggard old ass.

    16. Your last hook-up refused to sleep on your One Direction face pillowcases.

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    Don't let the door hit your ass on the way out!

    17. Your boss wouldn't let your title be "Zayniac" on your business card.

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    Loving him is a full-time job.

    18. You've looked up bars that don't ask for ID just in case Harry stops by in your town.

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    Our drinking laws are archaic anyway.

    19. It would be unbecoming to be jealous of their girlfriends, since they are adorable teenage girls.

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    And that Kendall Jenner does seem charming as hell.

    20. The best 1D pajamas don't come in your size.

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    And this is the only logistically probable way to bed them all at once.

    21. You know that May/December romances are fraught but...

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    it doesn't make the pain any less real.

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