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19 Reasons A Crush In Your 20s Beats A Crush In High School

It's less, well, crushing.

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1. Your go-to date suggestion can be "going for a drink".

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Casual AND legal. A real win-win.

2. You're much more experienced in handling rejection.

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As in, there's a 99% chance you WILL be able to get out of bed if they never end up calling.

3. In fact, years of rejection have helped you build up a skin thicker than you ever thought possible.

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Finally, you can appreciate that maybe it is, in fact, their loss.

4. While the douche-bag to non-douche-bag ratio may remain the same...

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(Ugh.)

5. ...you've become much more skilled in the art of picking them.

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10/10 would not bang. No matter how hot they are.

6. And, speaking of hot. Turns out, most people don't actually peak in high school.

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Who'd have thought!

7. You know by now that the best way to get the relationship you want is to be upfront about it.

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Don't want to be friends with benefits? You know to maybe mention that now.

8. Because if they're not on the same page, you know you can just go back to the fabulous single life you've perfected since school.

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Single and fabulous exclamation point.

9. If you want to wake up next to your crush you can literally just invite them over.

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And obviously hope they feel like a slumber party too.

10. There's much less chance your crush will start going out with your best friend.

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Because in real life that shit is way less acceptable.

11. You're much less likely to fall for a poorly executed pick-up line.

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Because you've heard the best and the worst of them, all before.

12. Yet you also have your own lines, tucked away to pull out on special occasions.

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Also known as, that time after a few wines when you're really ~in the mood~.

13. There's a much greater chance your crush knows who you are.

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Because they're not some guy you sometimes see in the canteen line.

14. You've learnt how to act relatively normal around a crush.

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Less staring and awkward laughing, more regular conversation.

15. And how to start a conversation with someone you want to have one with.

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As opposed to just waiting for the day your teacher hopefully assigned you seats next to each other.

16. You've finally got a handle on those electric feels that come with crush contact.

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Handle enough, anyway.

17. And you've at last learnt how to just be upfront about what you want.

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With yourself, at least.

18. Your life is full of distractions to keep you from obsessing too much.

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Also known as, work.

19. And that makes your crush a lot easier to deal with.

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Because a crush that takes over your entire thought process is not a crush that's going to end well.