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

posted 4 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 106
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Bumble bee

I was a wild child from about 13-21.  Then I just stopped everything cold turkey.  I got my first out of college job and worked long hours and commuted by bus.  I basically only worked, rode the bus, and slept.  I barely even ate because I was too tired to cook.  My life is more balanced now, but work still dominates.  We drink sometimes if I don’t have a particularly hard day at work planned, like a day before a staff retreat or on the weekends.  We probably go out with friends 1-2x every other month.  When we do go out, we go big, i.e. big trips, late nights, crazy adventures.  But the rest of the time we are saving our pennies and very focused on our goals.  

Post # 107
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’m 22, and my Fiancé and I (28), have never really been into partying at all. 

Post # 108
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Busy bee

I was done with the partying stage by 22/23.  

Post # 109
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

My fiance and I are both 25 and we (shameless introverts) were never partiers, but we still stay up super late these days just hanging out, watching Netflix, eating pizza – all the good parts of the party life 😉 But we’ve always been night owls. 

Post # 110
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Honey bee

This is a pretty funny question to me.  I’m 37 and SO is 51 and we still go out at least one night a week and at least one night on the weekend to party.  It’s not always out until 3 am kind of nights, but it’s partying nonetheless.  We still wake up around 7:30-8am and get tons of stuff done the next day and both have good jobs and work 8-5 mon-fri.  And I work out 3-4 days a week at 6am.  

I live in a large metropolitan area and most of my friends are nearing 40 and only a handful have kids.  It’s basically an extension of college.  Ha.

  

Post # 111
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

While I am only 21 at this point, I’m not a big partier. I’ll go to parties, but I hardly ever drink at them. My most ”wild’ nights are staying up until 4am playing boards games and lightly drinking with friends.

One of my good friends who lives in a big city took me out clubbing/dancing a fee fee months ago. I was over it at about midnight, but stayed out until 2am. Gave it a try, but didn’t really enjoy it at all. She loves it and gets wasted all the time with her city friends, which is fine for her, just not my scene.

*Shrug* I’m fine with it tho. Don’t think all of us need a partying stage.

Post # 112
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Busy bee

late late 20s 

Post # 113
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Helper bee

I went out quite a lot at uni (until I was 23ish). I’m naturally introverted and my job requires a level of extroversion that means that in my free time I now usually prefer other things that don’t involve being sociable but I do still have the occasional big night out. (Although my hangovers are now outrageous.) FH is mid 30s and still has big nights out occasionally. Not sure it’s really an age thing per se.

Post # 114
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Helper bee

I started working a full time job with a lot of responsibility when I finished my bachelor’s at 21. So I was too busy and tired for going out very often and I was in a serious relationship with an older guy who wasn’t into it either.

I’m 29 now and some of my friends of the same age are at a very different stage in their lives and still partying every weekend. I know people in their 30s and 40s, with and without kids, who still party really hard. 

It doesn’t interest me and my FH doesn’t drink so we rarely join them. I think it really depends on your lifestyle. We prefer to enjoy a nice meal out or go to the theater or something instead of drinking all night. 

Post # 115
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Blushing bee

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bridetobespring2018 :  I’m 25 as well and got engaged last may. We both stopped partying after we graduated from college. I used to go out 5 nights a week and bounced from bar to bar when I was younger. Those things just don’t appeal to me anymore. 

All my friends still party but most of them who do are very much single. When did you two get your dog? Dogs are like children and require a lot of time and effort and money. Emotionally, it changes couples, so that could also be a reason why you feel this way?

Post # 116
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

“Stop partying and grow up”… damn that sounds so sad! And I’m not even a big partier!

Sure, I’ve never had so few responsibilities that I could stay out late and sleep all day 3+ days a week, so I can’t relate to that definition of partying, and I wouldn’t want to. But I have no intention of ever “growing up” so much that I stop partying altogether!

Post # 117
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’ve never been a partier! Fiance yes and he was probably 26-27 when he really stopped. He played semi pro sport so used to go out with his rugby team a lot after games. Culture thing. 

Post # 118
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2020 - Mobile, AL

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bridetobespring2018 :  I am currently still in college, and I am a sorority woman and my FH is a fraternity alum: all of our friends always seem to be out partying! And that’s okay. If thats what they want. It just isnt what I want.

I was never into the whole partying thing, and I would much rather spend a night in. Game nights are my jam.

My FH, on the other hand, used to be a CRAZY partier, but is now a total homebody (my fault lol).

My point is, people will settle down when they want to settle down. There is no timeline, because everyone is different. As long as you and your fiance are on the same page, you should be fine.

Post # 119
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Busy bee

20. Got real old real fast. 

Post # 120
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2021

My friends and I thoroughly enjoy sipping a bottle or two of vino on the patio after all responsibilites are attended to. We still party at 26 years of age – it just looks a bit different than our university years. 😄

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