I compared my love and sex life to literally everyone else I knew. After doing a lot of stupid shit and watching my friends do a lot of stupid shit, I have learned a great deal about love and dating.
Here are 12 things I wish I knew about relationships in my early and mid 20s.2.
Prepare to be either bombarded with generic statements (because how do you start an interesting conversation with someone you have no information on? Blank profiles can give off the impression that you're not even trying.
Survey says that overly confident young men come in last when it comes to online dating.
(Shirtless, flexing dudes, looking at you.) Though the data didn't extend to young women, it wouldn't hurt to lose the statements about living your *dream life*.
Oh, so weird, you like movies and you also like dogs? So weird, you thought you were the first to come up with the bad joke "We'll tell everyone we met at X location that's not Tinder/Hinge/Bumble/OK Cupid"?
Set yourself apart by being more specific about your interests and by...having a more unique tag line. If they don't know it now, they're going to find out later. Follow Marie Claire on Facebook for the latest celeb news, beauty tips, fascinating reads, livestream video, and more.
Trust, it'll help to draw someone who's more in line with your tastes. I'm all for doing you and trading "LOLs" and "OMGs" between friends, but someone's first impression may be to take you less seriously if there's an abundance of internet talk on your profile.
Of course, things weren't always perfect between my boyfriend and me.
I spent my early-mid 20s panicking constantly about whether or not he was "the one" and fearing that if we broke up, I would have to start over at 24, or even worse, 27. We broke up a few times and had periods when we were "on a break," but somehow we stuck it out and are happy as hell together today.
Online dating apps are a special place where Friday night dreams go to die—but at the same time, they may be our greatest chance of meeting someone outside the two-block radius of our apartment/office.