Issues

ARE YOU THERE, CUPID? IT’S ME… 💘


Roses are red, violets are blue,
Consumerism isn’t yet dead,
Let’s enjoy this made-up holiday too!

Whether you’re “Crazy In Love” or “Feeling Myself,” Valentine’s Day has got us in the mood to wear our hearts on our sleeves and spread the joy. Grab a loved one and let them know how you feel loud and proud on the 14th — even if it’s a measly “You’re alright,” to your kid brother in between wedgies and swirlies.

Sending x’s and o’s always,
20s to be team

GETTING REAL

“I didn’t get a proposal and I didn’t get an engagement ring. It wasn’t very climactic – we just decided to. We have a good time together, even if we’re not really doing anything. I can always count on him in a way that I can’t with anyone else. The way some people talk about monogamy and marriage as belonging to someone is a restricting thing. I think it’s a very comforting thing to have someone that at the end of the day can be there for you, no matter what. He was my first relationship and will hopefully be the last.”
Tina, 23, on getting married young.


“Our breakup felt like a slow slap in the face. It wasn’t abrupt because I was still hung up on her, and I was so concerned about ending it the right way. We tried to be friends after – I just assumed it would be easy to jump right back into it since she was my best friend before we got together, but there was a lot of sadness leaving behind a deep connection. It felt like my world was ending and there was no one at the other end of the phone to comfort me through the pain.”
Noman, 23, on a recent breakup through his lens.


GETTING BY

  • Congrats, they like you too and now you’re going on a (hopefully) hot date. Here are some cool spots that say “I want to get to know you” without breaking the bank. 🥂
  • All great loves begin with self love. Don’t forget to show some appreciation for the #1 in your life with these little reminders.
  • It’s hard enough managing finances on your own, but when you’ve got to factor your partner into the equation? Here’s an inside look into an NYC couple who make it work despite making very different salaries.
  • In the chaos of the city, it can be hard to keep in touch with friends and family. Spread some love this week by sending a gratitude note or carrying out a random act of kindness. 🤗

BEEN THERE

Give your biggest organ some love. Surprise, it’s not your heart, it’s your skin! Here are our best tips for skin that gives off tropical getaway vibes even when it’s snowing outside.

DONE THAT

For this round, you’ve asked: “I see a lot of people in relationship and I’m single and dating but can’t help but feel that the grass is greener. How do I embrace my current situation?”

Our favorite piece of advice was from Julia, who said, 

By looking at it as the blessing it is, instead of a curse. NYC gives you an unrivaled number of choices when it comes to both dates and date activities. Underground film with a creative? Cocktails with a banker? Day rave with an account exec? The most important part of dating is knowing what you want. This is your playground to figure that out and even more importantly, the best place to live your single life so that once you know who you are and what you want, you’ll have the tools to build a beautiful relationship with the right person.

Got a burning question to ask? Need some advice? Ask, and we will answer!

Hit us up for questions, comments, or whatever strikes your fancy at hey@20stobe.com.

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