If You’re 25, Everything About Your Life Blows (According To This Study)
10:30 am, October 22nd | by Laura Donovan
Lena Dunham could have told you that, but why not hear it from a bunch of researchers too? Can’t hurt right? Wrong.
Your twenties are supposed to be freeing and fun, but a new report finds that women between the ages of 20 and 25 are utterly miserable, as a third of them live with their parents, half of them regularly have to borrow money from mom and dad, they receive underwhelming paychecks, have “settled for any old job,” and have disappointing sex lives to top it all off. 43 percent of samples said they’ve made a laundry list of relationship mistakes and 54 percent say they’ve erred in several areas of life. Joy.
It must be said that the women interviewed are British, but the research was only conducted because of Americans — more specifically, Dunham’s “Girls,” which follows the sexual adventures and misadventures of a couple New York girls. They date guys who swear at them, who suffocate with their sappiness and desperate antics, who speak of seriously creepy fantasies, and more. Sky Atlantic HD put together the research in light of the U.K. premiere of “Girls.” Sky Atlantic Director Elaine Pyke said of the research:
“It’s no surprise to those of us who have been through – and survived – our twenties that it is not the easiest of decades. The genius of ‘Girls’ lies in its authenticity – painting a hilariously honest picture of how complicated, embarrassing but brilliant life as a twentysomething year old trying to make her way in the world today can be.”
I’ll drink to that.