Evading is an art not easy to master. But with the right guidelines, there is no reason why you should fail to match up. All you have to do is, ensure that the cynical misanthrope in you never falls short of ammo for aggression and reasons to not meet people.
The funny thing about the assumption that 25 is a threshold into quarter-life is that it’s only true if you live to be 100, and really, who wants that? Besides, 25 is middle aged in some places–Uganda, Ethiopia, and my own broken home-nation of Somalia to name a few. But whichever way I slice it, a good chunk of my life is gone.