The Real Deal on Dating in your 20s – First Edition

The Real Deal on Dating in your 20s – First Edition

Remember when you were 15 and lounging around in your PJs, on your couch, binge-watching  Gossip Girl/Grey’s Anatomy/ and thinking that you’re gonna have so much fun dating when you’re older, just like the people on TV?

And now, suddenly, you’re in your 20s and surprise, surprise dating’s not half as fun as you expected it to be! Why? Because sh*t like the ones we’ve compiled happens. And it ain’t pretty!

Our first edition in this series begins with...

Awkward, Uncomfortable, It’s-Okay-I’ll-Get-Over-This-A-Week Kisses/Makeout/Sex

Blame it on the unrealistic rom-coms that we’ve watched growing up but we’ve all pretty much went into our teenage/young adult years believing that when you start dating, the physical aspect will be nothing short of mind-blowing. From hot kisses in the pouring rain (The Notebook), to steamy morning makeout sessions in the kitchen (Gossip Girl Nate and Serena), to sneaky sex in an exam room (Grey’s Anatomy Prom Episode), we’ve got all the mind-blowing aspects covered in our (unrealistic) fantasies of how dating’s gonna be like and we’re just like…

But not every guy is a Ryan Gosling…y’know what? Pretty much no guy is a Ryan Gosling, or a Channing Tatum, a Bradley Cooper or any hot guy of your choice! In their place, sometimes we just get guys who are not half as dreamy and as the proverbial cherry on top of everything...they can't kiss! Remember the Washing Machine? You know, the guy who attempted to French you, but ended up churning at super-speed with his tongue in your mouth in all freaking directions? With the slobber getting on your chin? Yup, that’s the one! And of course, there are the rarer, more disturbing displays of incompetency at kissing such as the one where the tongue darts out gingerly and intermittently like he’s determined to catch your mouth by surprise with his long, pink and probing…uhm...tongue...

And you’re just kissing there, confused about how it’s going, trying to think of something to say and eventually your face inevitably does this...

Then when someone who can kiss comes along (or when you’ve just given up hope and rationalize yourself into going with the one who can’t kiss) you let them proceed to heavier makeout sessions and sex and you realize that’s a whole new level of minefield...

From the quintessential “Are you in yet?” to the guy who needs constant, non-stop validation that he’s not doing that badly (“Uhm…yeah, I feel great?”), making out or full-on sex can sometimes feel…

Awkward!

Worse than average!

Lol, I can’t believe I just let that happen to me!

And of course, the always applicable What Just Happened?!

Of course, the physical aspect side of the dating scene isn't always so bad and there are times it's actually fun and even pretty amazing but it's no easy feat to find someone you can feel comfortable enough with both emotionally and physically. Before that sort of goodness happens, the best thing to do is to grab some snacks, some alochol (or juice, if we're trying to be healthier which we really should do...), kick back your shoes and enjoy some unrealistic, fantastical, idealistic but oh-my-god-everyone-has-an-amazing-bod TV!

I mean,