(Closed) Why does going out seem less appealing the older we get?

posted 5 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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Mlim:  I’m 27 and completely agree with you. I think for me, it’s because I started young – when I was 15 I dated a 19 year old so I’ve been going out to pubs and drinking for 12 years now. I’ve done the ‘drink to get drunk’ stage and I’m over it now.

Another barrier for me is my job. I’m a teacher, and I come home on Friday night flat out exhausted. Even when I go to a Friday night footy game, which is basically my favourite thing to do on a weekend, I’m struggling by 9:30pm. I can’t afford to wipe myself out on a weekend because I need a good rest to be ready for Monday. Also, you become very mindful of your public conduct when you’re a teacher – it would not be a good look for a parent to see me drunk. If I want to have a few drinks it’s safer to do it at home with only my Fiance or close friends to witness any embarrassing moments 😛

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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Mlim:  I was a crazy party animal from 16-21ish and now I can’t stand the idea of going to a club.  I think it’s for the following reasons:

-I don’t recover from hangovers like I used to.  I used to be up at 8am ready to get on with my day, a hangover is a two day bludge session for me now.

-The girls are younger, hotter and trendier than me haha.  I used to be in the VIP line, now I’m lucky to get in.  Not a great ego boost.

-Half my friends have had kids and don’t go out or don’t go out for other reasons.  We used to go out in a large squad, get a maxi-taxi there and see even more friends out.  Now the locals are full of strangers who are 18 or younger.

-I have learnt about this concept of saving money, and while my disposal income at 18 meant I could blow $300 up on a night out, I simple don’t have that kind of cash anymore.

-It gets old.  There are only so many times you go out, grind to the same music, fend off the same creepy guys and freeze your butt off in a tiny dress in the taxi line at the end of the night before you move on to bigger and better things.

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Carmen\'s Lakeview

although I’ve never been a huge partier, the few times I did, I’d drop easily $100 or sO on a night out. Nowadays, that $100 can be put to better use. That’s easily a week’s worth of groceries for me and my husband. The desire just isn’t there anymore. Plus i feel that it is a waste of money to go out and get drunk to “have fun”, or drink to the point I don’t remember anything. There are plenty of other ways to “have fun” and I will still remember it. Not to mention, the thought of a hangover…just no. The older I get the the less I can handle it. Some days even 1 glass of wine is enough for me to get a buzz going.

Post # 34
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Helper bee

29 here. I was just telling Fiance tonight when we were grabbing dinner at a popular bar/restaurant in Boston, how it’s crazy to look at some of the people there and think that was me 5 years ago. Going out with my girlfriends, scoping out the cutest guys in the bar, hoping the night would be epic. I’m so far past that now. Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE going out for dinner and drinks and do it quite often but can’t seem to rally myself for a night of hardcore drinking anymore. Sometimes I wish to have that same desire and energy to stay out, but most of the time I’m happy I’m past that stage.

Post # 35
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

Another weekend warrior here!

I am 31 and after working all week I can’t wait to get out there and paint the town red!! Love going to clubs and bars and dancing like there is no tomorrow, hangover the next day or not it’s worth it.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee

I’ve never been into clubs/bars, but I love going out with my husband and our friends! Mostly to eat at different places, or just hang out, since I don’t really drink too much. We’re both 24! 

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

The thought of going out makes me want to crawl in bed for days. I am not about that life at all. I would rather go to the gym, make dinner, and snuggle up with my friends on Netflix.

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