Stage five: The "slowly becoming disengaged" phase
Where you’re living: Rogers Park
Where you’re going out: River North, solely due to its proximity to your office
Your mantra: “I’d love to come, but I already have plans!” (Binge-watching Netflix counts as plans, right??)
Go-to activity: Drinks after work, because you’re too tired for anything else
In a bid to save money in order to buy a place sometime before you’re 50, you relocate to Rogers Park. You secretly hate the area, yet regale your friends with tales of your proximity to beautiful beaches whenever you see them at happy hour, which is now the only time people will agree to meet up. Anyway, whatever -- you’re too preoccupied with training for your first half marathon. In a bid to make yourself feel better, you sign up for Tinder and go on an exorbitant amount of terrible first dates.