(Closed) What age did you stop partying and grow up?

posted 4 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 136
986 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’ve had phases where I did and didn’t party but I think I stopped for good when I was around 29/30. My DH grew out of it probably around 25, but we didn’t meet til we were both 31.

Yes we still go out with friends, drink, etc. but “partying” to me consists of staying up/out all night even on weeknights, frequent hangovers, hookups, etc. LOL 🙂

Post # 137
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Hmm I also went through phases. I’d say I stopped for good at 27.

Post # 138
5480 posts
Bee Keeper

I was never a big partier if you’re talking about clubbing. The whole club scene was a turnoff for me. When I was young my idea of a good party was to go ski on the weekend with friends or do rafting or swimming in warm weather. There would be drinks after but I was never a big drinker. I married at 24 and had 2 kids by the age of 29, so I just got out of the whole alcohol thing in my 20s. I very, very occasionally drink, so if we go somewhere I’m always the DD.

Post # 139
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

36, married and a dog and I am still out and about. I’ll stop if I don’t feel like it anymore. 

Maybe the definition of “partying” changed a bit as I don’t hook up with guys anymore (obviously 😂) and I go home when I feel like going home. It used to be breakfast after the party, soaking up some sun before heading to bed. That doesn’t happen to often anymore. Plus the party scene in the US isn’t quite comparible with the European big city scene. Not as much fun from my perspective. And people have quite irresponsible drinking habits. But still, I have two legs and I can dance. That will stop soon enough. No time to be wasted on the couch. 

Post # 140
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I was never a big partier. But I’m 26 and still go out once or twice a month but never til 4! More like 12-1am 

Post # 141
2294 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

Fingers crossed that next year will be the year tongue-out

Actually, I’m a bit of a late bloomer. The last time I stayed out all night, went home showered and went to work was when I was 31. But all my friends are the same boat. I have a harder job now where I actually need to be present, I also have a serious SO (or as I like to say “Soon-to-be-Fiance”!) who likes to call it a night early, and we don’t have the need to go out all night and party anymore, we’d rather hang out together. But we do joke that my SO has “tamed the KimmyKat” and that I’m a “domesticated kat” now. I was definitely more of a partier even in my calm years than he ever was! We went to a wedding with my friends and I warned him that I was going to party like I used to. So I put him to bed each night and then went back out! We were both fine with this! 

Post # 142
112 posts
Blushing bee

I “grew up” once I started working full time during college, but I still like going out pretty often. Now I am working towards a professial degree, take care of my responsibilities, and have a long term, supportive relationship. So I see no problem going out drinking a few times a month to blow off some steam. 

Post # 143
84 posts
Worker bee

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tinyelf :  Does that really mean they’re not mature though? this whole thread makes me feel like my definition of mature is completely wrong.

Post # 144
96 posts
Worker bee

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hartless :  I don’t know actually. Some of my friends are doing both (I can’t because I’m a marmot who loves my bed), handling a job and responsabilities and partying every now and then, having a blasts every friday evening.

But probably they can be considered mature since they manage to do both the whole night party once in a while and handling well jobs and responsabilities most other time.

What’s your definition of mature though?

About not feeling to relate with some friend’s probably normal though. Everyone grows in a different rate. It doesn’t mean it’ll have to be the end of the friendships though 🙂

Post # 145
924 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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bridetobespring2018 :  I still party and i am 29 and i am grown up , i bought a home , have a stable job and just because i party doesn’t mean i don’t have responsibilities. I pay my bills on time and i still manage to have a good time on the weekends with my friends without compromising anything , so yeah im pretty grown up if you ask….. 

Post # 146
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

This might blow your mind, but I’m 30, my FH is 28, and we still party. We go out most Fridays and Saturdays, often til 4 am — sometimes we’re not going to sleep until the sun is coming up! A lot of weeks we are also out at least one weeknight until 1 or 2 am. FH runs bar trivia and karaoke shows as a second job, so it’s sort of part of our lifestyle. Plus, it’s an eventual dream of ours to own a bar, so we’re probably not stopping anytime soon. 

We still both hold down day jobs, keep up our apartment and pay the bills, and take care of our cats. I’ll be honest, the one area that has been a struggle for us a bit is staying on top of household chores, because our schedules are sometimes a bit erratic (not just due to partying, but other obligations as well), but it’s something we’ve discussed and have been improving on. We work hard and we play hard. It’s just the kind of people we are. 

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