50 Things That Supposedly Make You An Adult

posted by Amanda Jo - 

A British Insurance company chatted with 2000 "adults" and asked about what exactly qualifies you as an adult! Last night I went to bday dinner 1 with one of my besties and her 3 old (my little bestie).  She didn't get carded, but I did! I'm older by about 6 months... and I'd say I look older. However, she got carded I believe because she had a small child with her. In my mind you're an adult when you're responsible for another human. 

According to the list these are the 50 things that make you an adult. How many do you check off? 33 out of 50 for me... I ask what's a "crockery" set. This was a list created by Brits remember. 

1. Paying utility bills

2. Doing your own washing / ironing

3. Budgeting

4. Moving out from the family home

5. Taking out contents insurance

6. Having a mortgage/buying a house

7. Your mum and dad don’t make your financial decisions for you any more

8. You pay into a pension

9. Keeping a clean house

10. Doing a weekly food shop

11. Having children

12. You book your own appointments

13. You have written a will

14. Preferring a night in to a night out

15. Being able to cook from scratch

16. Watching the news

17. You have a credit card

18. Going to the tip

19. You have a savings account

20. Always clearing things away at the end of the evening rather than stacking dishes in the sink

21. Knowing what terms like ‘ISA’ and ‘tracker’ mean

22. Owning a vacuum cleaner

23. You take a keen interest in the garden

24. You recycle

25. You can bleed a radiator

26. Having a joint bank account

27. You have a view on politics

28. You can change a light bulb

29. Keeping track of interest rates

30. Owning a lawn mower

31. No longer going home for a Sunday roast

32. Hosting dinner parties

33. You greet people with a handshake

34. Owning your own car on finance

35. Getting excited at the thought of buying a dishwasher

36. You decorate

37. You spend weekends ‘just pottering’

38. Going to bed before 11pm

39. Your mum starts asking you for advice

40. Not always purchasing the cheapest wine in the shop

41. You have at least tried to discuss the economy

42. You wear a coat and sensible shoes on nights out

43. Having a to do list

44. You can change a tire

45. You can follow a recipe

46. You enjoy art galleries / museums

47. Having a calendar

48. You are a proud pet owner

49. You have a ‘best’ crockery set

50. You buy a Sunday paper

Oh Deer ... the hair au natural. I belong in a hair band! #womeninradio @womeninradio #snapchatfilters

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