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If you could go back in time to your twenties and be a fly on the wall during a conversation between you and your friends, about your dating life, you’d probably want to jump off the wall and scream, “No! You got it all wrong! Ugh. You’re going to get so hurt.” You had some pretty wrong ideas about dating and relationships back then. In your twenties, all you hoped for was an extreme physical attraction and a decent connection. So long as a guy wasn’t abusive and was attractive, you thought you’d hit the jackpot. Of course, you didn’t date anyone long enough to know that the physical attraction ceases to be exciting and if there isn’t other excitement there, the whole thing just dies. You didn’t realize a lot of things. Here are relationship truths 20-year-old-you wouldn’t have believed.


Monogamy shouldn’t have to be stated

If you’ve been dating a guy for half a year and spending a lot of time together, you shouldn’t have to state that you’re exclusive in order for him not to sleep with other people. He can, technically, use the excuse that you didn’t state it if he does sleep with someone else. But that guy’s probably just going to be a cheater. He is clearly in the habit of looking for excuses to have sex with other people.


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