How often do you party/go out?

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As the title suggests...

  • less than once a month

    Votes: 7 13.7%
  • once a month

    Votes: 8 15.7%
  • twice a month

    Votes: 3 5.9%
  • once a week

    Votes: 10 19.6%
  • twice a week

    Votes: 4 7.8%
  • more than twice a week

    Votes: 7 13.7%
  • Never

    Votes: 12 23.5%

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    51
  • #26
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I don't know why "recluse" has such a bad connotation.
I go out often and have plenty of friends and all that, but I really enjoy the time I have to myself too, and I much rather spend the majority of my week by myself than with people.

I don't hate myself or people, I just need time to myself to do things I like doing without company like play music or write or edit video, learn new things, all that... even just sit by the window and think. ... I don't see myself getting married, my longest relationship was about 2 weeks lol (surprise :rofl: ).
Same thing, I guess. Although you have to find the relationship for you if you want one, I also just don't like to hang around or talk with most people. There are several less than ten people that I would give up a day by myself writing music, or doing math, or physics, or video editing, or reading books, or browsing the internet, or pondering my philosophies, to go hang out with.
 
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Going out doesn't necessarily mean spending a lot of money, and I'm one who doesn't like spending a lot of money, especially on frivolous things. And I really dislike bars, especially crowded bars with lots of noisy people.

I the later years of my undergrad program, going out meant visiting friends, or going on a date. My best friend was living with his girlfriend, so I used to visit them when I was in town. They would host dinners for various friends so it was a good place to go and hang out and just talk or listen to music. Several people played guitar and other instruments, so we'd listen to live music. I'd help out in the kitchen with the preparation of dinner and then afterward to clean up. That's where I met my wife. She used to help out in the kitchen also, so we eventually used the opportunity to talk.

As for dating, I definitely didn't go to bars, which would be rather counterproductive, and I was not interested in dating women who wanted to go to bars. Dating is a chance to learn about the other person in a mutual exchange. Dating involved going to the park, zoo, a movie or concert, or having a quiet meal in a nice restaurant or perhaps some specialty family restaurant, like Leo's mexican food, or a particular BBQ joint.

As I got toward grad school, the beer drinking got way less, and really only with meals.
 
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I finished first year of university and got hired as a programmer hopefully I'll be able to make enough money to do something. I start work tomorow.
Good luck!

I don't go out and party (because I don't drink alcohol), but I go to afternoon-evening gatherings nearly everyday.
That's what I actually miss the most. Such gatherings are rare in my "circle".

about once a week... some weeks more, some weeks I just stay home. My friends do it every day rain or shine... I don't know how they do it. I can't spend that much time with people. I need my time alone and lots of it or I go insane.
Same here.

Sometimes, i might smoke depending on the event and if there are cigars :smile: .
Well, I got to try these cigars you're talking about all the time! :cool:

Yes, that's exactly why.

I don't like parties because there are people there I do not know, basically. If I could invite specific people to my own party, then I would love that a lot. Except I also hate hosting parties, so that's too bad.
Well, the point of not knowing people is to get to know them, right? :wink:

I'd help out in the kitchen with the preparation of dinner and then afterward to clean up. That's where I met my wife. She used to help out in the kitchen also, so we eventually used the opportunity to talk.
Cool! :smile:

As for dating, I definitely didn't go to bars, which would be rather counterproductive, and I was not interested in dating women who wanted to go to bars. Dating is a chance to learn about the other person in a mutual exchange. Dating involved going to the park, zoo, a movie or concert, or having a quiet meal in a nice restaurant or perhaps some specialty family restaurant, like Leo's mexican food, or a particular BBQ joint.

As I got toward grad school, the beer drinking got way less, and really only with meals.
I agree about dating locations, but bars and coffee shops are such a dominant way of socializing (at least where I live), that it appears completely normal to take someone out on a date in a coffee shop/bar. I'd prefer a simple walk, if possible in nature.

Btw, Evo, seems that adding the "never" option to the poll was useful after all.. :smile:
 
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Btw, Evo, seems that adding the "never" option to the poll was useful after all. :smile:
Yes! My team is almost in the lead!

If I'm not at a party I like to meet people, lots. Just. At parties I don't talk to anybody. Something's just bad about them for me.
 
  • #30
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I just can't see 'never' as an option.

When I was a kid, I used to go down the street and play sports like football (US version) or baseball with other kids. When I started dating, I used to go 'out' to a movie, concert, park, museum, . . . but I was quite happy to have my date come to my house, or I'd go to her house and even interact with her parents.

When the kids were young, going out with my wife meant bringing the kids along :rolleyes: , unless we could find a brave baby-sitter :biggrin: . Now we can leave the kids home, so my wife and I will go out walking or to a bookstore, movie, garden center, park, or a nice quiet restaurant.

I agree about dating locations, but bars and coffee shops are such a dominant way of socializing (at least where I live),
That may be the case, but one does not have to do what everyone else does. If I'm on a date, I don't want to be in a noisy and crowded place.

In fact, the best time I ever had was walking through a European city for the first time and just seeing the different places, particularly the national art gallery and museum, and some other special places of the person I was with. Later we went to an outdoor market, bought some bread, meats, some greens and vegetables for a salad, and made a lunch back at the person's apartment. We had lunch and talked about work while listening to Mozart.
 
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I rarely ever "party" as in go to a club, in fact I have only done that once and I didn't enjoy it. I do however enjoy going to friends houses for bonfires/BBQs, going to the movies, bars to watch the game, going camping with people....ect.
 
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When I originally graduated and just got my new job I used to go out all the time Wed-Sat. because I had wads of cash to blow since I had no car payments, no family, or gf to spend it on.

I quit drinking recently in order to lose some weight so I only go out about 1 time a week now (fri.) and I am usually the DD.

The best night though for yuppies is to go out on a thurs. night in the city. That is the best night to pick up single women since everyone there really isn't all about getting totally hammered and are just there to relax and have a few drinks. The bars also aren't crowded and they aren't empty, there is just the right amount of people in them. I swear for about 10 thursdays in a row I got at least 1 number from some lonely female.
 
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Out? As in out-of-doors?
 
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Out? As in out-of-doors?
Out as in out and about. Out of one's domicile, dwelling, quarters, lodging, abode, house, i.e. one's primary residence or principal habitat, usually with the intent of socializing, with or without the accompaniment of a companion. :biggrin:
 
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The bars over there are sooo nice and snazzy, they are almost worth the insane prices.
Why, what's a typical night out in the States cost? On my last date I spent $75 Canadian (~$68 US) (tip included) for the both of us.. 12 drinks in total. I know that booze bought from a store is way cheaper in the states than in Ontario, but how does it compare to the bars?


In regards to the poll, generally during school I try to go out at least once a week and often twice. During the summer it's about 3 times a week. :approve:
 
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Go out and drink beer in cafes all the time -- European, innit :smile:
 
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Never. Partying is for lesser minds.
 
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Never. Partying is for lesser minds.
you've obviously never been at a party with one of these babies: http://www.ekitchengadgets.com/shgldrchset.html

There is no better measure of a great mind than the ability to follow a game of chess bombed.— I know I can't... after a few turns my queen was humping one of the pawns, and the bishops were urinating on the king :yuck: .
 
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i keep discovering new things in the house... like my dad!
 
  • #40
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I swear for about 10 thursdays in a row I
got at least 1 number from some lonely female.
If this was true, you wouldn't have the time for this very post here of PF, pal. :biggrin:

i keep discovering new things in the house... like my dad!
What does that have to do with partying? You discover parties in your house..? :tongue:
 
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What does that have to do with partying? You discover parties in your house..? :tongue:
sometimes :biggrin:
 
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Why, what's a typical night out in the States cost? On my last date I spent $75 Canadian (~$68 US) (tip included) for the both of us.. 12 drinks in total. I know that booze bought from a store is way cheaper in the states than in Ontario, but how does it compare to the bars?


In regards to the poll, generally during school I try to go out at least once a week and often twice. During the summer it's about 3 times a week. :approve:
Whoa! I rarely ever, well never, buy drinks for the ladies. If she was a date, then maybe one or two.

I never bought a random girl I met at a bar a drink.
 
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I agree. If women want equality, that means paying their own bill.
 
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Do bridal showers and baby showers count? Dinner with a group of friends? How are we defining party, and does alcohol have to be involved?

I get very confused by the word "party" used as a verb. In my younger days, it meant "smoke pot". People used to ask me "Do you like to party?" and I naively said, "yes, sure!" before someone clued me in on what it meant!! :redface:
 
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Do bridal showers and baby showers count? Dinner with a group of friends? How are we defining party, and does alcohol have to be involved?

I get very confused by the word "party" used as a verb. In my younger days, it meant "smoke pot". People used to ask me "Do you like to party?" and I naively said, "yes, sure!" before someone clued me in on what it meant!! :redface:
Yeah, that's what I think of party. It's either smoking weed or drinking or both.

I don't smoke, but when I think party, I definitely think alcohol.
 
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I agree. If women want equality, that means paying their own bill.
I agree. And I'm fed up with that door-opening and coat-taking stuff. They should do it all on their own. :devil: :tongue2:

Do bridal showers and baby showers count? Dinner with a group of friends? How are we defining party, and does alcohol have to be involved?
Definition: anything that includes vices. :biggrin:
 
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I agree. If women want equality, that means paying their own bill.
That's not the context of what I'm thinking about though.

I'll open doors for the ladies and do my best eating and such.
 
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you've obviously never been at a party with one of these babies: http://www.ekitchengadgets.com/shgldrchset.html

There is no better measure of a great mind than the ability to follow a game of chess bombed.— I know I can't... after a few turns my queen was humping one of the pawns, and the bishops were urinating on the king :yuck: .
Sweetness. I loves efficiency.

Hm, I wonder how you would program drunkenness into a chess-playing program. That might be worth getting drunk for. At least I wouldn't have to beat it up when it tried to take advantage of me. :tongue2:
 
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I agree. If women want equality, that means paying their own bill.
I don't suppose you would prefer "since women deserve equality"?
 
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I have actually never been to any party before LOL!
me too! except for relatives birthdays
 

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