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Too Old To Get Down Like That: The Pros And Cons Of Partying In Your Late 20s

August 8, 2014 by Jihan Forbes
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I’m not going to lie. I don’t really miss being in my early 20s… that much. Sure, those years were fun but there’s something about the security of being a little older that feels so good. You’re able to make better decisions, people trust you more and you can complain about “kids these days” without getting side-eyed too hard (darn teenagers and their sexting!). Life in general tends to improve past 24–you’re older, wiser, and most importantly, paid more than you ever were in your early 20s. You know what else gets better? Partying. It’s just not as sloppy and embarrassing as it used to be. Gone are the days of puking in and around a garbage bin on a side street after drinking too many margaritas. You’re grown, sexy and ate a full meal before hitting the club. #aintworriedaboutnothin

But though some things about partying get better as you get older, a lot of things change. You don’t have as much energy as you used to. You’re a bit more careful, and you have higher expectations of your peers…that sometimes don’t get met.

Yep, as an older twentysomething, the rules of partying change–and it’s usually a good thing! But sometimes, realizing you’re growing up is not that great. Below, the pros and cons of being on the nightlife scene in your late 20s vs. your early 20s.

PRO: Knowing when to cut yourself off.

CON: You cut yourself off too early and your buzz is gone in an hour.

PRO: You drink more sophisticated things like (good) wine.

CON: Falling asleep on your couch at 10:30 on a Saturday night because you drank too much (good) wine.

PRO: Being able to afford to go to nicer nightspots.

CON: Grappling with spending $14 on a gin and tonic just because there’s a closed toed shoe requirement at the venue.

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PRO: Meeting guys in their 30s who aren’t just overgrown college boys.

CON: Realizing guys in their 30s are only marginally more mature than college boys.

PRO: The release of unwinding after a long day’s work on a Friday.

CON: Being too tired after your long day’s work to party on Friday night.

PRO:  You’re well-versed in alternative hangover cures.

CON: When you actually have a hangover, you’re too lazy or sick to do any of them. See: oil pulling.

PRO: Fewer people hassle you for ID.

CON: You wonder if they do that because you’re starting to look old.

PRO: You’re better at holding your liquor–no more puking!

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CON: Now you’ve got a premature fine line on your face because you’re better at holding your liquor.

PRO: Day parties are totally cool now!

CON: Day party hangovers at 7:30 PM.

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