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1. You will pity the girl who’s still with the guy she brought to her debs, even if you were jealous of her at the time.


2. People lie about how happy they are. It all comes out once they break up. Try to avoid being jealous.


3. You will probably experience being cheated on. It will be shit.


4. You will have the opportunity to cheat on someone. It will hurt them and you would be surprised how long they will hold this against you. Make sure it’s worth it if you give in.


5. You can get pregnant from having unprotected sex. Be careful. Rules don’t apply to everyone but you.


6. Your parents or their parents will catch you at it least once. It will be awkward.


7. Getting a smear/STI test is a horrible but necessary experience. You must do it.


8. Contraception is expensive but extremely important. Never scrimp on it.


9. Watching porn is fine but if your boyfriend wants you to star in a porn movie, he’s not a keeper.


10. If a guy has a job he should be at least offering to pay on a date.


11. If he is over the age of 25 he should at least be asking you out on a proper date. Bumping into each other in the Pav can’t really happen once you leave Trinity.


12. If he’s 29 and has never had a girlfriend, don’t think that you will be the one to change him.


13. If he says he’s your boyfriend but he’s still on Tinder, that’s emotional cheating which is not nice and possibly a sackable offense.


14. If he is still seeing his ex and it makes you uncomfortable, trust that feeling.


15. The honeymoon phase is bliss. Enjoy it all.


16. Nice is one of the most underrated qualities in a guy. When it’s not there, you will miss it.


17. If he doesn’t get you a birthday present (even flowers or a nice card) dump him. You don’t want to have every birthday ruined for the rest of your life. Trust us, there is someone out there who actually wants to make you happy.


18. If you find yourself nagging and acting clingy, leave him. The more time you spend together, the more naggy you will get until you actually are a full-time nag.


19. You should at least put in a brave attempt to score someone famous or clearly who, if you’re being honest, is out of your league. You could end up going out and you will then realise they are lucky to have you.


20. People will marry just for money. Don’t.


21. Just because your boyfriend thinks 3 Big Macs is a snack you do not have to follow suit.


22. Stay true to yourself. Just because he’s a vegetarian doesn’t mean you have to become one; just because he likes Formula 1 doesn’t mean you have to like it too. These little differences are what makes you interesting.


23. Don’t ever feel rushed by him (within reason). If you take 45 mins to dry your hair, take it. He’ll appreciate the end result.


24. Don’t ever dim your lights for his sake. If you’re more intelligent, don’t hide it to make him look better. That kind of thing wrecks your self esteem.


25. If you get an amazing job offer in LA/Paris/London/New York accept it. Skype exists and if he’s worth it, he will be there on the other side.


26. Being a bit metro is fine, but if he’s using your nice shampoo/moisturizer/tights everyday it’s too much. Tell him to man up.


27. If his mother hates you suck it up. You will not win this.


28. If he snores, he won’t stop magically on his own. Invest in ear plugs or research any kind of treatment that has a hope of actually working. Apply it to him.


29. Professor Green is married to Mille Mackintosh and they appear to have a very nice life. Stop waiting for him.


30. Brian O’Driscoll is also married to Amy Huberman and Bressie as far as our gossip writer knows is with Roz Purcell. These men are taken but it’s OK as there are plenty of other nice guys out there.


31. Don’t be one of those girls who ditches her girlfriends.

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Should I get a dog and a fringe and move to Australia or do a Masters and cut out carbs forever?

The list of woes that plague a 20-something is lengthy and intense. The following are the most mind-racking.

1. Can I drink the same day I take the morning after pill?

2. Should I get a job teaching English in China and totally just fly to China?

3. Should I just get married and have babies? 


4. Should I get rid of Netfix to be more productive?

5. Should I make a profile that advertises for a sugar daddy?

6. Do I really need to pay for a dentist appointment?

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7. Can I cut out carbs for good, forever?

8. Am I lactose intolerant/coeliac?

9. Should I sell my eggs for rent money? Or freeze my eggs for, I don’t know, The Future? 

10. Should I go back to college?


11. Should I start a webseries/tumblr/twitter about being twentysomething?

12. Is my best female friend going to be more successful/happier/better off than me?

13. Am I attracted to girls? 


14. Is Pot Noodle an acceptable meal?


15. Am I too old for shorts?

16. Should I get a fringe?

17. How many times a week do I have to change my sheets?

18. Should I date a guy who is still in college?

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19. Am I ready for a dog? (If you are, for the love of God, get a rescue)

20. Does this crop-top make me look like I’m trying to be Rihanna?

21. Do I care about Miley Cyrus?


22. Am I going to change my mind about Team Edward or Team Jacob now that I am watching Twilight as a grown woman? 


23. Should I be on Tinder?


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Being cool in your 20s is not very hard – in fact, you’re usually considered cool just for the sheer fact that you’re IN your 20s.

Your 20s are a period of 10 years where you can be independent, dependent, mature, and immature at the same time. We’re old enough to party and young enough to party. People younger than 20 want to be you and people older than 30 want to be you.

However we’re not all the same – at least not to each other – and some 20-somethings are simply cooler than others. Why? Here are the things that will allow you to rise above the mundanely cool.

1. Drinking wine — at the bar
Waltzing around a bar or club with a glass of Pinot in your hand makes you look mature. You’re showing you’re still up for having fun (you’re drunk and out), but you’ve also grown out of vodka (for the moment). It shows you can be a grown-up, despite the arm flailing (dancing) and the random stuff you’re saying. A wine glass in your hand shows that one day you’ll have it all together. Just not yet.


2. Watching Netflix original TV shows
Netflix is not completely mainstream (yet), therefore giving it ‘cool’ status. If you can get into Netflix shows it means you have money to afford it (or friends to steal Netflix account passwords from) and you have a good sense of humor (intellectual humor). Like, I have 5 words for you: Orange is the New Black. If you watch this show you are in a club of very special people. And House of Cards – amazing. Netflix even picked up the cult show Arrested Development for a 4th season. Netflix is cool. And people who watch their original series are too.


3. Staying in once in a while
Obviously staying in all the time isn’t cool. But once every other month — that’s pretty cool. First of all, it’s mysterious. People will think ‘why now?’ and your implication that you have more important things to do will make people want to hang out with you even more. Staying in out of nowhere makes those around you wonder why they can’t grow up and stay in too. Your absence may also make people realise you’re actually fun and show them why you SHOULD be around.


4. Listening to
What is it about this music that makes a neon-clad 20-something cool? Is it because college students are basking in this ritual  so it makes a post-grad seem like they still got it? Is it because it shows that he or she likes to RAGE? Is it because it makes a 20-something mysterious — like, do they do trendy drugs or do they just like FUN? tumblr_m51x3nDAE21rozd3po1_500

5. Pretending to have money
At the bar you’re all like “no don’t worry, I’ll get the drinks, you can get them next time.” There probably won’t be a next time though… You just wanted to seem ‘rich.’ At dinner, you’re all like ‘It’s fine. I can throw in the extra money for tip. No need to pay me back.’ Oh, if they only knew your credit card is almost maxed out. And in the taxi, you’re all like “I got this one. Let me use my card.’ Perhaps you’ll throw in the ‘you guys can give me cash,’ but part of you knows that no one is going to give you cash. Except maybe one person… but that’s really all you needed — That lone 5er you needed for the cloakroom. You act all casual walking away after spending eighteen euro on a cab pretending it didn’t hurt you. Oh but it did. In fact, it hurt you more than it hurt your bank account. 


6. Eating quinoa
…and other organic foods. “Eating clean” makes it appear that you have money, you’re healthy and you can cook (Chef Instagram if you will). It gives you something to talk to other 20-somethings about and makes you feel like an adult even IF the quinoa is microwavable. Basically, if quinoa is not something you eat while on the couch watching Netflix in yoga pants with a glass of wine, GET OUT OF MY APARTMENT.


9. #Hastagging
#idontknowwhythisiscool. #butitis. #whenyoudoitasajoke. #likeonfacebook. #orpostthevideooffallonandtimberlakehashtagging.#sorrynotsorry.


8. Having an obscene amount of people like your activity on social media
When someone likes your status or your picture or retweets you or favorites your tweet it makes you feel good. But when an obscene amount of people like your stuff, that’s when you start to LOOK cool. It’s like that girl who always gets 50+ likes on her statuses. I don’t find her that funny, but other people do, so I suppose she’s funny. Facebook is a mini playground and ‘likes’ determine popularity. That must be why everyone starts wanting to get engaged. They want the 100+ likes on their relationship change activity. They want to see what long lost acquaintances and exes will come out of the woodworks to like the activity. It’s sick. We’re sick.


9. Telling people you’re busy
You can’t be busy all the time or people will stop inviting you to do things, but if you’re only busy sometimes, people might wonder if you dislike them, which will make them try to impress you. They’ll wonder why they’re never busy and deem you as a cooler, more social person than them. You will seem like you have all these friends, but still seem to make time for everyone, making you an absolute blast. ‘How does she do it?!‘ they’ll think. Little do they know, you’re probably on the couch with a bottle of wine watching Netflix… in tracksuit bottoms.


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