Post # 1
I’m 25 and newly engaged and have been living with my fiance and our dog for over a year. I feel a lot of my friends are still partying and stayout out until 4am and sleeping in all day and not growing up and dealing with responsibilities. I find it hard to relate to some of these friends even though we are the same age. Is this normal? What age did you mature?
Post # 2
As soon as I graduated from college & got a job with long hours–22/23ish
Post # 4
I was never a big partier to be honest. I think the last time I was actually drunk was when I was around 23 or so. I’m 29 now. I enjoy drinking socially, just not to the point where I’m throwing up.
Post # 5
Do they still hold full time jobs? I’ve picked up more activities, but still socially drink occasionally. Of course at 29 I don’t bounce back as quick as I used to.
Post # 6
I was never really into partying. I’ve only been drunk a handful of times and only to the point of throwing up once. I don’t know anyone who at 25 wasn’t holding down a full-time job or part-time job with school. Even my friends who were more into going out and partying certainly weren’t sleeping in all day.
Post # 7
You can grow up and continue to party. It is not mutually exclusive. The difference is, you party after you take care of responsibilities.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2017 - Sauk Valley Resort
We spend almost every weekend partying still, to be honest. He works 40 hours a week and I’m working 50+, but Friday night and Saturday we’re out with friends or having parties at our place. We’re 23 and 26. We do our “adulting” on Sunday (grocery shopping, laundry, things like that).
Post # 9
When I had to get a full time job to continue sleeping indoors so like 19-20 years old, but I do still party hard when I don’t have to work the next day because I ain’t dead yet lol!
Post # 10
I had just turned 25 when I got serious with my boyfriend (now fiance). He is 8 years older than me, so he was understandably much more mature. Before we got serious, I was still getting blacked out and going out allllll the time with my friends.
Growing up definitely has an impact on your more superficial friendships. I haven’t maintained these relationships because it turns out they were really just based on fun and drinking and college, rather than real substantial friendships.
When you’re ready to grow up, you just know. Your other friends will follow suit eventually! 🙂
Post # 11
I was never much into parties, but I was pretty much done by 22 or 23. By The Way, some people never grow out of that! I see my people (in my 40’s) trying to party like they are 20.
Post # 12
I would say I matured around age 19, haha. Drinking just to get drunk? No thanks.
Post # 13
I did all my excessive drinking between the ages of 14-18 haha, started dating my husband at 18 and he doesn’t drink so I just stopped, got married last year at age 27.
Post # 14
Same here. Like 19, never partied in college and graduated early instead. I don’t think I missed anything.
Post # 15
College years were my heaviest partying years, but I still went out pretty hard on the weekends until I was 25ish. Settling down with my now-husband (we were long distance until I was 26) definitely correlated to the calming down, but we did definitely have our share of crazy nights out together as well.