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

posted 4 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 121
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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bridetobespring2018 :  I was a heavy partier until around 23-24, DH was around the same time but hes older than me so he would have been 27-28.  We have friends with three kids and other friends who are still clubbing every weekend.  I think your 20’s are weird like that.

We still binge drink on occasion, but it’s probably once every couple of months and not crazy levels, basically too much to drive.

Post # 122
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Helper bee

I was never a partier. I was always the boring “mom” of the group in college.

Post # 123
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Never really been much of a partier but I’d say 22. Drinking age is 18 here. That was probably the last time I drank to get drunk too. I have rare hang overs and they’re accidental. Usually from having too good of a time at a dinner party that I don’t realise how much I’ve had to drink. Hate hang overs. 

Post # 124
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I never had a partying phase, so… at birth? Lol

Post # 125
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Busy bee

I had a full time job at 18 but I would say I was 19 (nearly 20) when I grew up, because this is when I became fully financially independant and moved out. 

 

But im the odd one out! I’m the only person I actually know who has managed to purchase a house at 22. Although with how long they are taking to build it I’ll be 23 before we actually move in 😂

Post # 126
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Bumble bee

When the consequences of drinking (ie hangovers) become too much to bear and you’re too old to stay up past 10pm without falling asleep lol… 

I was a late bloomer because of my strict dad. So didn’t really go out all night partying until I was already working so early 20s, even then it wasn’t like it was frequent. It tapered off as I got into a long term relationship around 26. Now at 33, I would say once or twice a year since I was in my mid 20s, I would have unexpected completely unplanned nights that turned from a social drink into a late night out that involved vomiting and a hangover lol… I call it my annual get drunk quota. It usually involves free or unlimited booze lol…

I have a friend who didn’t stop partying until she and her husband started planning to get pregnant, she was early 30s. 

It just depends on your crowd. Maybe you’re just not hanging with the right crowd.

Post # 127
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Honestly, I wasn’t the best kid. I had a pretty rough upbringing so I started partying/drinking at a young age. By the time I was 21, it was pretty much out of my system. I’m 26 now, and I’ve always felt a disconnect with people my age ever since I was younger. Don’t get me wrong, I still go out and have a good time when I can, but I’m much more responsible now. When I drink, I drink to socialize, not to get so drunk that I wake up on the bathroom floor. In a way, I’m happy I partied so young. I feel like I’ve gained a lot of wisdom by making lots of mistakes!

Post # 128
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Blushing bee

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bridetobespring2018 :  I partied harder than anyone up until honestly 26 and I always had a full time job, bills, responsibilites etc

Post # 130
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Helper bee

Im 27, married, and in a full time “big girl” job and I still go out every weekend. My husband does as well but since he works odd hours, he gets tired earlier than everyone else. I agree with the person that says partying and growing aren’t mutually exclusive. I handle all of my adulting stuff well but I also look forward to a good time on the weekends. Work hard, play hard.

Post # 131
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

When I was young I partied some, not because I wanted to, but because I thought that is what people my age were supposed to do. I never really enjoyed it. 

I forget what actual age it was I stopped, but it was because I thought, grownups don’t do something they don’t want to do, because of what others think.

Post # 132
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Sugar bee

I was strange in that I was tame all growing up, and didn’t “party” (go out and bar hop and dance with strangers) until I was 25. That lasted for a year. I met my husband, and that no longer interested me. Once we started dating, I preferred spending my time with him, rather than meeting all my single girlfriend’s latest Tinder hookups. We actually had one of our little group of coworkers complain about it and say I was ridiculous. As soon as she met her now boyfriend, she started spending her extra time with him.

Post # 133
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

it honestly just depends on your personality. i was never a big partier. my fiance was when he was younger but really grew out of it in his late 20s (hes 35 now, im 31). we still have friends that party all the time while others dont party at all. everyone is different

Post # 134
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Busy bee

I’m 33, married and have a pretty demanding career. DH is 43 and owns a very demanding business. We still go out and “party” every weekend, and we go out many nights during the week. It’s all about what you can handle and what you want to do. We aren’t TV watchers, so our evenings are spent cooking healthy dinners and hanging out outside or hanging with our friends. On top of taking care of the animals, garden, etc. We will never stop “partying.” That’s just who we are and what we do and what we enjoy. 

Post # 135
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Worker bee

Around 24, when I start to get real job after college. I wasn’t a party girl that drinks like a black hole but I used to be addicted to do rock climbing and hiking, with mountains being the center and jobs etc secondary.

Some people will never mature, some of my friends party even now when they are 35++ years old even after getting married and having kids. It’s a choice, I guess.

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