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    The 14 Worst People You Meet In Your Thirties

    Be glad you are not any of these people.

    1. The Person Who Is on a Marriage "Deadline"

    Via Twitter: @elijahbrown

    This person is driving everyone crazy because they are so determined to get married and have kids at any cost, that they literally have no other interests besides planning a wedding with a person who does not actually exist yet.

    2. The Person Who Is Still Clubbing

    3. The Slowly Becoming Conservative Person

    Via Twitter: @Cotton_MT

    This person has been golfing a lot lately, and is starting to look suspiciously like your dad. You don't notice their right-leaning inclinations at first, because unlike your grandparents, they don't say racist things at dinner or forward you weird emails about the Second Amendment. But then one day, they start a sentence like, "You know, Rand Paul has a good point about..." and that's when you know it's all over.

    4. The Cat Mom

    Flickr: Fiona Henderson /Creative Commons / Via Flickr: fifikins

    Not to be confused with a person who owns a cat, the cat mom is a person who is more or less owned BY a cat. They have the same conversations that a parent might have about a new baby, except they are about a cat, so it's a lot harder to take them seriously.

    Life is too short to fight with someone about whether or not you take their cat seriously enough.

    5. The Professional Grad Student

    Via Flickr: cosmic_bandita

    This person has been in grad school for so long that you actually do not know what degree they are working on anymore because they should have three Ph.D.s by now. Every time they finish a degree, they get excited for a new degree, which makes you wonder if they are less excited about school and more terrified of entering life.

    But also, seriously, where are they getting all this money to go to school?

    6. The Person Who Decides to Become a "Consultant."

    Flickr: Ludovic Bertron / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: 23912576@N05

    Very often, a "consultant" is a fancy word for someone who is unemployed, and remains that way, because now they are being more stubborn about taking normal jobs.

    The best-case scenario is that they eventually can charge people a lot of money in exchange for their adult opinions. Unfortunately, as a result, they now often think their adult opinions are so awesome that everyone should hear them, all the time, in all situations.

    7. The Married Person Who Pressures You Into Coupling Up

    8. The Spiritual Guru

    9. The Parent You Never See Anymore

    10. The Person Who Is Still Drinking Like They Are 22

    11. The Bitter Divorced Person


    This person possibly got married a little too young, and is pretty angry about it. Plus, they have just re-entered the dating scene (which they might have been gone from for a decade or more) and they do not like it. On the plus side, this person has tons of great bad-date stories. On the negative side, these bad-date stories are often their fault, which is awkward.

    12. The Person Who Is Still an Intern

    20th Century Fox

    If someone has gotten all the way to their thirties and has not managed to convince anyone to pay them for their work, they are either in a horrible line of work or they have a bad habit of being terrible at everything. Don't let them in your house, or they might start a fire — or worse, they might ask to crash on your couch for "a few months."

    13. The Guy Who Only Dates College Girls

    14. The Faux Mess

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