But those who've already been through this critical decade can certainly help point out the landmines.
Here are a few things you might want to avoid: Quora user Carl Logan regrets never working out in his 20s.
But I am not saying it isn't a successful approach to finding the "one." I just think that you need to be older, with the right mindset, because it is definitely possible.
The reason my mom pushed me to do this anyway is because she found the love of her life online, and is still with him today.
Our 20s are meant to be the best years of our lives.
This coming from the mom already made me embarrassed and the fact that she was giving me dating advice altogether made me feel like I hit an all time low.
But what the hell, I had nothing to loose and I was living somewhere where no one knew me.
As psychologist Jeffrey Arnett told Business Insider, parents "often have life experience and wisdom that you haven't acquired yet." Yash Mishra says he regrets getting a credit card and "charging like crazy" in his 20s.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, consider taking a tip from one former Business Insider reporter and going on a cash-only diet, during which you stop using credit and debit cards completely.