Lately, it seems like there are so many articles out there talking about why it’s great to be single in your twenties or why it's awesome to be in a serious relationship in your twenties. On one side you get to do so many things, have so much fun because you don’t have to answer to anyone. On the other, you get to grow and explore with someone who loves you.
I don’t know about you guys, but reading articles like this is all so confusing for me. It’s like society wants us to be one way or the other and whichever one you choose, someone is there to share their opinion about it (it's typically an unwanted opinion).
I personally have been criticized for being on both sides of those spectrums. I have heard one too many times, ‘Why are you going to settle now?’ ‘You’re so young, there’s so much out there that you don’t know!’ Or, even better, ‘Why are you going out so much?’ ‘You're not going to find a guy like that.’ I found this so frustrating. No matter what I did, someone had something to say about it.
Your twenties are confusing enough as is. I’m only 21 and I’ve experienced more change than I did in all of high school. Sure I probably haven’t made the best decisions (who hasn’t), but at the time it was something I wanted to do. To be in a serious relationship or not, was a choice I made.
It’s hard not to read these articles because they are all over the place. At least one person you’re friends with on Facebook is sharing the link to one of them. But, taking these articles so literal is just plain stupid. Being single and being in a relationship each have their pros and cons. You should just do what feels right to you and not care what the mass population says. Easier said than done, I know. But I’ve also learned that once you stopped listening to what people are telling you to do, you become a much more content person.
Just some opinions I wanted to share with you guys. I’ve provided some links below that will take you to those articles I was talking about. Any thoughts? I always love to hear them!