6 Signs You're Ready To Settle Down

6 Signs You're Ready To Settle Down

Some people would rather stay in on a Friday night and watch movies, order food in, and just relax.


Everyone thinks when you're twenty whatever, it's about going out and partying all the time, random hookups, nothing really ever serious. You picture going out all weekend drinking, meeting so many new people, stay out of the dance floor all night. But sometimes these aren't really things that some want. Some people would rather stay in on a Friday night and watch movies, order food in, and just relax. Here are some signs that you're ready to settle down.

​1. Dating is exhausting and you just really aren't interested in it.


Trust me, many of you may be on tinder looking at all sorts of people. You may get messages "Damn girl" or "wanna hang" all the time. People now a days are just looking for hookups, which is why it's so shocking to meet someone who is also ready to settle down.

2. You want to co-own a dog together.


Dogs are a big responsibility, it's honestly a commitment to the dog and each other. Dogs can live for years, 15 years so owning a dog together is something that needs a serious conversation. But if you are together and don't have a dog, but want to move on to a next step with your significant other, this is a great step. It prepares for children one day because of all the responsibility that comes with owning a loving dog.

3. Comfort over Style.


When you choose to wear no makeup, sweatpants, and your hair in a messy bun without caring what you look like, that's a good sign. You've become comfortable with your significant other that looks don't matter. Trust me, when settling down with someone you'll just think "take me as i am, or watch me as I leave"

4. You aren't willing to change for anyone.


You no longer care what people think about you or what they say about you. You know what you've done and what you haven't. There's no time for petty drama or dealing with BS.

5. You're goals to continue to grow bigger.


You want that huge house, brand new car you've dreamed about since you were younger, thinking about marriage and having children, even want to build a career. All the adults things, like a real career where you make good money to support a family without having to worry, even starting a retirement plan.

6. You get excited to clean/organize.


It makes you so happy to actually clean and get things together. Everything has a spot of where it goes and if moved to a different spot it drives you crazy. Items belong where they do, and cleaning becomes an everyday thing and not a chore.

Adulting is huge, some people aren't ready for it in their twenties and some are. It really just depends on you, some want it sooner than others. Some may even need it as they grow up because they just need to feel responsible for once instead of staying at home feeling like they aren't doing anything. But, becoming an adult takes a huge responsibility, make sure you're ready for it before you try to accomplish everything all at once.

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13 Movies Every Couple Needs To Watch Before They Get Married

Let's be honest, Rachel McAdams is in all the best love stories.


These 13 movies are the foundation of any long-lasting relationship, and I'm not joking. Each movie will show you something new about your partner, and make you ask each other the hard questions. How many kids do you want and how are you going to raise them? What would happen if you got into a horrible accident? Some are less serious though, like what if you could time travel?

I promise that not every one of these movies is a Nicholas Sparks classic, and I also promise that not every movie has Rachel McAdams in it!

1. "The Time Traveler's Wife"

This movie is both heartbreaking and amazing.

2. "About Time"

Let's be honest, Rachel McAdams is in all the best love stories. It's on Netflix right now, so grab some snacks and turn it on!

3. "Like Crazy"

This infamous Tumblr gif came from "Like Crazy." It's about a couple who goes long distance and build their life together. I used to cry every time I watched it, and I'm no crier! It also has the (now famous) Felicity Jones in it.

4. "The Notebook"

Every girl wants this kind of love.

5. "The Last Song"

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are literally married now so if that isn't good luck, I don't know what is.

6. "Safe Haven"

You guessed it! This is another Nicholas Sparks classic. This movie has a dark twist as well, which men will love.

7. "Inside Out"

You may be thinking that this one is a bit weird. Well, this movie will help both you and your partner understand each other's emotions better.

8. "The Choice"

This movie is great because the female lead is feisty and extremely intelligent, which usually doesn't happen in love stories. How do you keep the love alive with a woman who is hard to get, and even harder to keep entertained?

9. "The Longest Ride"

Originally I could not stand the main female lead (Britt Robertson) but now she is in one of my favorite shows (For The People), so I have no choice. This movie had me on the end of my seat, and as a rom-com it is a must.

10. "The Age Of Adaline"

I began loving the name 'Adaline' thanks to this movie. This unlikely love story and self love journey really gets me.

11. "The Vow"

Imagine falling in love with someone and building a life, but an accident forces you to start all over?

12. "Titanic"

If they don't have any sort of reaction to this movie, they are probably not the one for you.

13. "Yours, Mine, & Ours"

Yours, Mine, & Ours is a true classic. Are you Helen or Frank Beardsley? You should figure that out before you tie the knot!

You're welcome!

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To The Ex-Best Friend Who Made Everything A Competition, I'm Done Playing Your Game

And I'm doing OK without you.


Dear Best Friend,

We were inseparable, attached at the hip, and I always thought that you would be in my life for forever. We did everything together: ate the worst food possible, watched the newest crappy Netflix film, cried over the boy that constantly broke our hearts, and laughed at the things that made us seem the most stupid. I loved you like a sister, and I would do anything for you, but everything started to change quickly, and it didn't make sense for me to stay.

As close as we were, things started to become a competition: who could be the happiest? Who could be the best in school? Who could find the "one" first? Even now, I sit and question why we thought that these things were supposed to strengthen our friendship when they only destroyed it. I felt like I had entered a toxic relationship, trapped in the constant annoyance that I felt in your presence, and I hate that I felt this way. But, here's the thing, you were so wrapped up in your own life and making yourself happy that you had totally forgotten that I had a life of my own. I wanted to be successful, too. I wanted to have a shoulder to cry on when I was hurt, too. I wanted to have my best friend on my side, too. But I didn't have the luxury that you did; you were my best friend, but I wasn't yours.

After months of just being there at your disposal, I finally learned what life would be like without having my best friend around, and that really sucked, if I'm being honest. Every time you called, I was there. Every time he broke your heart, I was there. Every time you needed to cry, I was there. I was behind you every step of the way, that even when my day was horrible, I made sure to answer when you called. But, when I needed you, the conversation was spun into your mandala of life, and my problems were thrust outside the lines. I was tired of being taken advantage of.

After all the ignored advice given, I finally gave up. I couldn't sit back and watch you ruin your life over a guy that obviously didn't care about your well-being or our friendship. I watched our friendship turn from something once great, something I couldn't live without, into something toxic and something I wanted no part of.

Because I knew that I had lost you a long time ago, I've spent a lot of time thinking about how I could live a happier life without you in it. I wanted to make sure that the days of being in this crazy competition were over for me, and that I could look back on this last year and know that, no matter what, I was the winner of my own happiness. And I look at you, and I truly feel sorry for you because you've spent so much time trying to give someone else your happiness. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm sorry that this happened. I'm sorry we grew apart. I'm sorry I wasn't able to be the friend that you needed. I'm sorry that I won't be the girl who hides behind one of her friends. I'm sorry that I have my own life, one that I'm proud of.

I'm glad we had laughs that we did. I'm glad we cried together. I'm glad that we have the amazing memories that we do.

You were my best friend, and I'll always be there for you. Just remember why I left.

With love,

Your Ex-Best Friend

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