If you're like me, the baby of your friend group, there will come a time when suddenly you're the only one who can't legally drink. When this time comes, get ready to grow accustomed to some new weekend dynamics.
1. You have less options going out
21-year-olds: "Should we go to this bar? Or maybe this one? Or this one?"
Non-21-year-olds: "Yeah, that basement looks fine, let's just drink there."
2. Your group of friends gets smaller
When your friends turn 21, you're usually left with a few young stragglers. However, as birthdays pass, this group gets smaller and smaller.
3. 21st birthday parties only last an hour
Once the clock strikes midnight, everyone leaves to go to the bars… leaving you and all the other non-21-year-olds to panic to find another party to go to.
4. 20-year-old syndrome
For some reason, whenever you tell people you aren't 21, you get the usual, "aw, that sucks, I'm sorry!" response. As if it's some sort of disease that you've caught.
5. Bar stories
Prepare yourself to hear a million stories of how much fun bars are.