• You don’t feel the urge to excuse yourself to the room at large every time you go to the toilet.
• You start thinking that owning a house may actually be a good investment (as opposed to cutting into your travel budget).
• You now own a decorative candle which you never intend to light.
• You no longer feel self-conscious when wearing completely black outfits. In fact, you embrace the style wholeheartedly.
• You can no longer stomach large quantities of sweet or fruity drinks on a night out, and have developed a strong aversion to amaretto.
• You have managed to pay your own way at meals out with parents (although it still felt a little strange).
• Nine times out of ten, the idea of an evening in is far more exciting to you than a night out.
• You finally understand what “that Friday feeling” is.
• Your desires now include having a good credit rating and a house plant.
• You have planned the date of your decision whether to have children or not (and mildly dread it).
• More than once, you have referred to teenage boys as “youths”.
• You are beginning to appreciate the rewards of having a clean house, despite losing out on such thrills as discovering forgotten fajitas underneath the laundry basket.
• You have resorted to talking about the weather when conversation topics were painfully low.
• You now refer to your female friends as “women” instead of “girls” or “bros”.
• When selecting wine, your immediate choice is not necessarily the cheapest one.
• You have established a deep love and duty towards Aldi and have been spreading its teachings ever since.
• You have become acutely aware of your dwindling metabolism and have done what you always swore you would never do – take up jogging.
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