You'll crave for something more — dare I say it— serious.
Here's how being 25 and single changes everything you knew about relationships.
Since you are 18 years old, you are allowed to date a woman half your age plus seven." Son looked at him and said, "Alright, Dad.
You're 50, so that means you can date a woman who is 32.
At 25, your expectations on dating and relationships begin to change.
Your standards will get higher and your priorities will shift as things like "tall, dark and handsome" just don't make the cut for long-term success.
For purposes of his anonymity, I am going to call just call him "Son." My friend said, "Son, you're 18 years old, so I am going to tell you how you date.When you're 40, you can date a woman who is 27 years old. Under this formula, you can't even date a woman over the age of 30 until you have hit 46. Half the time you can't even get out of bed without feeling pain, but thanks to Cialis, you're always ready to go. As a man, though, you are congratulated if you are 80 years old and dating a woman who is 47 years old. If you are 40 years old, try dating women who are between 33 and 47 years old.You might learn something instead of always being the guy who has to teach.And you can't get all of that without being in a relationship.You know, the one you cultivated in college that told you to get married now?Your ride-or-die happy hour buddy is trading margaritas for some Netflix and bae, and your weekend plans will cease to exist because your friends have other plans with their SO. They're having better sex, they're shacking up, talking marriage; a few of them might be already engaged.They're also making everything a "we."Case in point: Every time you see your BFF, she strings her BF along, making you the designated third wheel.There's the whole swiping, making conversation, making time to meet, then keeping contact. Right to come knocking on your door, you need to do your fair share of digging to find him and get him to make the move. You've grown to love the nose you hated in high school, and are unapologetic about your annoying habits and quirks (like being super indecisive about lunch). If you don't see a long-term thing with him, why are you giving him your time?But hopefully, you'll be a pro at coming up with quippy remarks. But, the thrill of a Tinder match showering me with compliments and an occasional dick pic just doesn't (and TBH never) tickled my fancy. Yeah, they suck, but is it worth putting your best foot forward for a whiskey-fueled guy that will finish in two minutes? Anyone who comes into your life is going to have to accept it. Don't get me wrong, they're are great and important, but to an extent. Do you want to live in a Brownstone in Brooklyn like I do? Please, I have other things to do then to sit around all day wondering why he never texted me back. There's nothing like some one-on-one time with your own body to learn what gets you off.While I did sneak in a date here and there (but only on weekdays because I didn't want to waste my weekends on a pointless date), the last thing on my mind was getting serious with a guy. Being single was never a big deal to me, but when all your friends (IRL and on Facebook) slowly start flashing their shiny engagement rings, 0r a "Say Yes to the Dress" marathon comes on, you start to think a relationship may not be such a bad thing.Not to mention, there's the bogus pressure of society reminding you that you're not getting any younger, and if you don't find a boyfriend RIGHT NOW, you're destined to die alone.