There is no eureka moment for adulthood. In fact, true maturity is based on stepping stones. These can be small things like wearing sunscreen, using the right screwdriver, and not telling everybody that foolish thing a friend did in college.
Nevertheless, there are so many things to think about in this chaotic life. Sometimes, you are not in control of many things. There are also times when you don’t know about things that the society expects you to know when you become an adult. To ensure that you don’t look or feel awkward in some situations, here are things that you should know by the time you hit 21. They include the following:
Tying a Tie
By the time you hit 21, you should know how to tie a tie. This can be a bow tie or fold a pocket square. This will help you dress sharply when attending special events. What’s more, make sure that you don’t have to memorize this. Instead, ensure that you can do it unconsciously.
You think wearing cologne is easy, right? But, how many people wear excess cologne and put off their suitors? A brilliant tip for doing this is simple. Take a shower and towel off. Spray the cologne then put on your clothes. This ensures that you put the cologne on you rather than on clothes.
Building a Fire
Make sure that you know how to set up a grill by the time you hit 21. Many guys don’t like cooking but grilling shouldn’t be a problem. In fact, you should know how to set up a grill because this is the time you will start attending parties. And, you never know if you will be given this responsibility at a party. Without this skill, you can easily embarrass yourself.
Ask a Woman on a Date
At this age, you need to say no to ‘group hang’. Instead, consider asking a girl on date. And when you do this, you need a plan. But, most importantly, you should know what to tell a lady so that she can agree to go on a date with you. Also know what to say and what not to say during a date. Additionally, know how to choose the right venue for a date.
How to Enjoy Old People’s Company
Hanging out with old people comes with fun. But most importantly, old people will give you crucial life advice. These people have seen it all and tried many things. They will give you advice on many things including fashion and investment.
You need to know how to iron your clothes, especially dress shirts. That’s because it’s impossible to look amazing if you are wrinkly dressed. Therefore, learn how to iron your clothes to show up looking sharp and make a great impression.
At this age, you should start gifting women. And, women appreciate men that show up for their special occasions with gifts. But, you must choose your gifts wisely to achieve the desired results. Therefore, learn how to choose gifts for girlfriend and you won’t have trouble impressing women.
Basically, life is a learning process. Nevertheless, make sure that you have learnt these things by the time you hit 21.