1.The trickiest part can be the beginning of a relationship, trying to figure out if you’re on the same page.
2.You just want to know that they share your feelings, while trying to remain super ~chill~ and not clingy and just “whatever” about the whole thing.
3.But it's better to be honest, be yourself, and if it doesn’t work out then ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
4.Besides, casual dating in your twenties can be pretty fun, and you learn a lot about yourself.
5.Even if you do have to kiss a lot of frogs.
6.When you’ve finally found yourself in a happy relationship, your single friends may be running around doing their single-people things, and loving life.
7.But sex is a thousand times more awesome when it’s with someone you actually care about, and you don’t mind if they stay for breakfast.
8.Plus, when you get more comfortable with each other, you can get ~really~ into it, and together you'll become a well-oiled sex machine.
9.The added pressure that comes with relationships in your twenties is that other couples seem to be achieving more milestones by the minute.
10.And you get your parents pressuring you too.
11.So you have your single friends saying "Whoa, slow down" and your parents saying "Omg, when are you having babies?", and it's a bit of a mindfuck.
12.You also quickly earn that romance isn’t like the movies.
13.And when you walk away from someone, they're probably not going to chase after you.
14.You don’t spend all your time exchanging soppy messages like this:
15.Because romance is actually in the details: remembering someone’s favourite pizza topping, sticking on their guilty pleasure movie when they've had a bad day, and dancing like crazy for no reason.
16.Your twenties can be a turbulent time, so it’s important you find someone who’ll be there for you when things become stressful.
17.Plus you need someone you can go on adventures with.
18.You'll also find out that love comes in different shapes and sizes. You might love someone, break up, fall in love with someone else, and realise that suddenly, "love" has taken on a whole new definition (hopefully, a better one).
19.You’ll learn that love doesn’t mean you spend all night curled up, giving each other back rubs.
20.But you do become OK with sharing a toothbrush or dropping a massive fart in front of each other.
21.But being 100% comfortable with each other doesn’t just mean 24/7 flatulance – it also means you have someone there who has your back.
22.Someone who won’t just leave you alone when you shrug and say, “Yeah, I’m OK."
23.But also someone who respects your alone time, because that’s just as important.
24.And if you come from a dysfunctional family or have had a string of failed relationships, you might feel a bit cynical about this whole love thing.
25.You’ll learn not to worry about the idea of one soulmate, because there’s someone there for all the different phases of your life.
26.And the less you stress, the more you’ll enjoy the ride. ❤️