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21 Struggles Of Being A Grown Ass Adult Who Loves Boy Bands

You buy band merch instead of paying your damn bills.

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1. You get odd looks when strangers notice your phone screen.

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2. You often play off your boy band love as a joke to people when it's actually a very serious obsession.

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3. You're the oldest person in all of your fan forums and groups.

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4. You buy band merch instead of paying your damn bills.

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5. And you feel a little guilty about it but somehow convince yourself you need that extra T-shirt.

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6. You're slightly ashamed to use your boy band mug at work.

"It's for the environment, OK???"
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"It's for the environment, OK???"

7. And your important stationery.

"Um, it includes Zayn so it's going to be worth a lot of money one day, you'll see".
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"Um, it includes Zayn so it's going to be worth a lot of money one day, you'll see".

8. You can't stand when people call your fave boy band "lame".

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9. Whenever you go to concerts, people always assume you're there to chaperone your little sister.

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10. Except sometimes you actually do use your siblings to avoid being judged.

happy #NationalSiblingsDay to my baby sister who let me use her to go see 1D concert AND movie without being judged

11. Your apartment is probably decorated with merchandise.

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12. And there's always someone who asks if you're "a little too old for that".

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13. Yes, you've read fan fiction about your favourite band and you're not ashamed.

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14. You've definitely pushed past fans at concerts who are significantly younger than you.

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And you probably didn't even feel bad about it because your boy band love is too strong.

15. People totally judge you for crushing on certain members even though they're actually closer to your age than their target audience.

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AND THEY'RE LEGAL, FYI.

16. You totally know you're more devoted to the band than the younger fans.

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17. You wear your fan shirts with pride.

Except maybe just not to work.
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Except maybe just not to work.

18. And meeting a fellow fan who is the same age as you is literally the greatest.

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19. Especially when you instantly get along and like the exact same songs and band members.

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20. So you couldn't really care less if non-fans approve of your obsession.

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21. Because you're totally happy in your little boy band bubble.

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You just go ahead and do your thang.