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21 Secrets Thirtysomethings Won't Tell You

We rate a cosy night in more highly than a party.

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1. Sometimes you feel shocked when you remember you're in your thirties.

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It's like where TF did the last 10 years go??

2. You've become slightly scared of mirrors in case they reveal the inescapable truth: You are getting older.

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You now have opinions about bathroom and changing-room lighting – it can make all the difference.

3. You've started to invest in various potions, concealers, and primers to hide your tired eyes.

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A hefty collection of trial-and-error tubes and creams is accumulating on your shelf. Half of it is rubbish and won't be used again.

4. Because one thing is certain:

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5. Mothers start looking ~young~ to you.

You're definitely reassessing what you define as middle-aged. (Middle-aged = anyone over 50. Forty is still so young!)
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You're definitely reassessing what you define as middle-aged. (Middle-aged = anyone over 50. Forty is still so young!)

6. You're a teensy bit freaked out by how many of your friends now have babies.

7. And when you get invited to a party these days, you're never sure if it’s a kids’ party or an adults’ party.

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Often it's a bit of both.

8. If you're a parent yourself, you're wondering how the hell you're meant to do this stuff.

Even though you're in your thirties you're pretty clueless about how to be a proper grown-up.
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Even though you're in your thirties you're pretty clueless about how to be a proper grown-up.

9. And if you're NOT a parent yet, no one will let you forget that time is running out.

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Your parents, your aunts, your great-aunts, your gran, everyone's like, "When are you going to have a baby?"

10. Entering your thirties means your Facebook timeline has changed beyond all recognition.

It's not what it was.
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It's not what it was.

11. Sometimes you fantasise about being invited on a good old-fashioned dirty night out, and staying up 'til dawn.

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You were ~the best~ party person in your twenties.

12. But tbh your idea of an awesome night has sort of changed.

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Having a real fire in your thirties is the equivalent of having decks in your twenties.

13. You have to make a super massive effort to see your friends.

And even then you'll only see them once in a blue moon.
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And even then you'll only see them once in a blue moon.

14. You now seem to spend most of your spare time flat hunting.

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People are meant to own houses at some point, right?

15. But with skyrocketing property prices, your idea of a "beautiful home" is becoming more distorted by the day.

"We could get a glass of water in the night without getting out of bed!"
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"We could get a glass of water in the night without getting out of bed!"

16. You regularly have to feign an interest in things like mortgage repayments, ISAs, and P11s.

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17. While you might act like an adult, you still kind of feel like a kid inside.

This can be a very scary feeling at times.
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This can be a very scary feeling at times.

18. Although you've got to admit you're getting pretty good at blagging this shit.

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Gotta fake it to make it!

19. Sometimes you're slightly terrified of what the future will look like.

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It's just so ~unknown~.

20. But overall you're pretty chuffed with yourself for making it this far.

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You've been alive for more than 30 years! Go you!

21. And you know that getting older doesn't mean the end of fun.