About Us

Forever Twenty Somethings (FTS) is an on online magazine helping twenty somethings navigate life.

When the website launched in 2011, it was founder Samantha Matt’s personal blog documenting her journey through the confusing world that was life after college. Not long after this, the site grew into an online magazine with over 80 contributors located around the world. Now, FTS lives on through the articles on the website and through the relatable Instagram account @averagepeopleproblems (which used to be @20somethingproblems!).

Forever Twenty Somethings articles have been featured on HuffPost and Thought Catalog, and the site has been featured in The Boston Globe, Forbes.com, BostInno.com, and Boston.com.

Over a decade after launching, FTS is still here to tell that it’s okay if you haven’t found “the one.” It’s okay if you don’t feel like going out tonight. It’s okay if you haven’t landed your dream job. It’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out just yet.

A quarter life crisis does not mean you’re old. It means you have three quarters left to figure this whole “life” thing out. It’s not even half time yet.


After graduating college, Sam started a blog called Forever Twenty Somethings. At first, she wrote about literal nonsense, but somehow it grew into an online magazine with 80+ contributors and, at its peak, millions of pageviews each month. The website led her to pursue a career in media, and it also helped her to publish her first book, Average is the New Awesome: A Manifesto for the Rest of Us.

After getting a book deal and “aging” into her 30s, Forever Twenty Somethings and Sam grew apart. She still oversees the site and makes sure it’s as up to date as possible, but it’s certainly not as active as it used to be. Sam runs the Instagram account @averagepeopleproblems , which features relatable tweets and memes, many of which have been liked and shared by celebrities like Sarah Hyland and Ellen Degeneres and popular media companies such as Betches.

Other than this site, Sam’s writing can be seen on Parents, USA TODAY, Women’s Health, HuffPost, Cosmopolitan, Reviewed, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, and more. She is represented by Erin Niumata at Folio Literary.

You can follow Sam on Twitter & Instagram at @samanthamatt1.

1 Comment

  1. I was just curious whether your site was still up and running. I am FAAAAARRRRRR from being a twenty-something but I wanted to thank you for your post about Dirty Dancing. (Although I did think Lisa was very sweet in the end…) It’s true… dancing does cure almost everything.

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