25 Tips Before Turning 25

This past Sunday was my 25th birthday. While I don’t think of 25 as old, I definitely think of it as getting older, as I am now closer to 30 than 20.

At this sort of “in-between” moment, I got to thinking about what a difference five years can make.

I’m a completely different person at 25 than I was at 20, and although I’m thankful to have learned from my mistakes, there are a few things I wish I knew then that I know now. Like the following:

1. Friends with benefits never become real boyfriends.
Let’s be honest: A relationship that is based solely upon sex is not really a relationship at all. There is always someone in the twosome who wants something more, and that person is bound to get hurt eventually.

2. Taking a multivitamin (with food) after a night of drinking prevents a hangover.
It really does! I read this in a magazine recently, and I think it’s genius.

3. Everything changes once you move in together.
So make sure you’re prepared for that. You really get to know someone once you live with him.

4. Fashion trends aren’t for everyone.
When in doubt, choose classic over stylish, so you don’t look like an idiot wearing something that is supposed to be “in style.”

5. Roommates usually suck.
Cramped spaces, unwanted noise, messy apartments — we’ve all been there. If you can afford your own place, do it. You will save yourself a lot of frustration.

(To read the other 20 tips, head over to Lemondrop.com!)

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