The 26 Signs That You’re An Aging 20-Something Girl

Laura Argintar

Being a 20-something girl is kind of like being a teenager again — our bodies are changing, we’re partying as hard as we work, and we’re still fiercely loyal to our friends — with one major exception: we’re a whole lot older.

And, though we are still undoubtedly young at heart, sometimes it feels like we’ve really aged over the years. Here are the telltale signs that we’ve finally grown up, entered adulthood and can no longer call a t-shirt a dress and get away with it.

Going to Sleep Early Excites You The Way Going Out On a Thursday Used To

No plans tonight? Hooray!

Your Hearing is Gone From Too Many EDM Concerts

Your Netflix Queue Is Way More Important Than Your Facebook Friend Requests

“Orange Is The New Black” > Mark Zuckerberg

You’re Totally Over Celebrating Your 2– Birthday

27 just isn’t special the way 21 was

You Can Finally Afford To Buy New Bras…Or New Boobs

Surviving On Adderall and Egg Whites Is Replaced With Juicing

That’s just because you can’t find anyone who sells it anymore..

You Actually Apply Sunscreen (With an SPF Higher Than 8!)

You’re Not Afraid To Speak Your Mind

You are Sasha Fierce now.

You Can No Longer Share Hotel Rooms With Your Friends Because They All Have Boyfriends

Maybe one lucky couple is down for a threesome?

Your Metabolism Is Just Not What It Used To Be…

That diet of pita chips and hummus isn’t cutting it anymore.

You Finally Replaced All Your Plastic Furniture From Bed, Bath, and Beyond

You’ve got a “Big Girl” apartment now!

You Start Sentences with “When I Was In Acapulco”…And Then Realize That Was (Well) Over Five Years Ago

That’s always a weird feeling.

Weddings Fill Your Every Weekend Just Like Bar/Bat Mitzvahs Used To

You Restarted A Sport That You Haven’t Played Since High School

We used to be so good at tennis!

You Go Away On Vacation And Come Back Tired

It was probably to Vegas, Miami, Atlantic City or Puerto Rico anyway.

Going Out On A Friday Night Is Difficult…

…Recovering On A Saturday Is Even Harder

You Plan Your Schedule For The Week On Sunday Night

Loving the feeling of being in a routine.

You Cancel Plans When “How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days” Is On Television

Nothing excites you like a great TV movie.

You Question Your Graduate School Decision (Or Lack Thereof)

You Actually Understand Personal Finance Now

Well, sort of.

You Can No Longer Drink Vodka Straight From The Cup

You really ruined your insides back there.

You’ve Sworn Off Dating For Good

That is, until someone asks you out for next Tuesday.

You Cry At Reality TV Births and Weddings

It’s okay, so do we.

You’ve Had the Same Friends Since You Were 20

You Have Multiple Cavities From Passing Out Without Brushing Your Teeth

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Laura Argintar



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