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to wonder who doee enjoy the sorts of hen dos that involve strippers and l plates?

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StealthOfficialCrispTester Mon 22-Apr-13 11:31:42

On every thread about hen dos the vast majority of posters say how they hate 'traditiinal' hen dos. I realise mn isn't necessarily representative if el, but just wondering how so few mners can like what seems to be the anyone willing to say they enjoy avoid "l plates" hen do?

StealthOfficialCrispTester Mon 22-Apr-13 11:32:10

"a good" not "avoid"

WorraLiberty Mon 22-Apr-13 11:35:14

I've been on a couple that I enjoyed but I was in my teens/early 20s

I guess I just sort of grew out of it.

They do get old quite quickly.

greenteawithlemon Mon 22-Apr-13 11:38:00

It's perplexing OP.

I suspect it's the kind of people who don't have the critical faculties to look beyond what they feel they 'should' enjoy and realise that it is in fact utterly shit.

TheSecondComing Mon 22-Apr-13 11:38:54

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AnyFucker Mon 22-Apr-13 11:40:03

Whoever they are, I really cringe for those women. Awful.

squoosh Mon 22-Apr-13 11:40:50

I was on one last week. There were two naked butlers, they weren't very attractive and no one's loins were much stirred. It was all a bit tacky and the poor guys were a bit bewildered as to why we weren't crawling all over their orange, muscly bodies.

In the end we had to fake it a bit so as not to hurt their feelings.

Who exactly fancies Chippendale type men anyway? They're so sexless to me.

I like a good wild piss up that goes on till 5 in the morning but can't be arsed with all those stupid hen games. Boring!

StealthOfficialCrispTester Mon 22-Apr-13 11:41:22

I don't think I've ever been on one

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 22-Apr-13 11:42:15

I hate them, screeching groups of drunk women, sleazy strippers, yuck, yuck yuck.
I'm maybe far too old for them now, but even the ones I went on when young were such forced enjoyment.

Ledkr Mon 22-Apr-13 11:42:32

I wonder if its an expectation thing for many. It's what they should do.
It's a bit line weddings themselves IMO, all striving to be unique but ending up with the exact sane thing as the last wedding.

Jins Mon 22-Apr-13 11:44:02

I wouldn't say I enjoy them but its usually just an evening. I tend to keep in the background and let the forced jollity carry on around me.

I prefer them to spa days which I absolutely detest and resent the waste of my time.

My worst hen night was spent in a run down cottage in the middle of nowhere with a gang of people I barely knew. The only drink available was wine which I can't bear and my hip flask of emergency vodka ran out long before it was appropriate to crash for the night grin

gordyslovesheep Mon 22-Apr-13 11:44:32

I think it is the same people who find Anne Summers parties 'naughty', 'risky' and a 'fun night in'

StuntGirl Mon 22-Apr-13 11:44:35

Many, many people judging my by my city centre on a weekend.

yaimee Mon 22-Apr-13 11:46:44

I think I'd quite enjoy one! I'd be going in the full knowledge that it was tragic and cheesy to the extreme and think I'd find it hilarious!
Never been on one though!

TheSecondComing Mon 22-Apr-13 11:49:19

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WorraLiberty Mon 22-Apr-13 11:51:29

Oh God spa weekends...

I think I'd rather spend a weekend in a morgue than sit around having my nails polished, my eyebrows fucked with and body massaged.

StealthOfficialCrispTester Mon 22-Apr-13 11:53:43

I need my brows doing. Don't enjoy the process. Would love a shoulder and neck massage and pedicure but not keen on the thought of sitting around in a dressing gown to do it

Jins Mon 22-Apr-13 11:55:12

I'm pleased to find some fellow spa haters. DH is bemused as he was advised by his female colleagues that all women love them and bought me a voucher from a deal as a treat. It's still unused although I did very much appreciate the thought

He knows for the future though grin

squoosh Mon 22-Apr-13 11:55:36

I love beauty treatments but only solo or with my best friend. I do not want to sit around in a robe with 15 other women, 10 of whom may be way skinnier and foxier then me.

LRDtheFeministDragon Mon 22-Apr-13 11:55:55

The same people who go on about it being your 'last night of freedom' and explain proudly how they've given the groom-to-be 'permission' to have a lapdance with the stripper as a last hurrah before the wedding. hmm

Ie., the people who are not yet ready to get married.

andubelievedthat Mon 22-Apr-13 11:56:36

to include the girls who go round pubs almost demanding a £1 from blokes to kiss the lucky girl? oh yuk! so much so ,some pubs round where i live have banned them (the girls)

MrsJaqenHgar Mon 22-Apr-13 11:57:01

I've been to a few of the L plates and strippers type hen parties. They were alright. I had a laugh but it's not what I'd choose for myself. Spa days are not me either. In fact, I was just considering the other day that I'd love to do a racing track day or go to a Grand Prix for mine but I doubt that appeals to many people either.

EnidRollins Mon 22-Apr-13 12:00:28

I love L plate and 'down in one shots' type hen nights! I myself had an L plate type one and lots of shot drinking and nightclubs admittedly about 10 years ago now!
I'd have drawn the line at oiling down strippers though, that would have just made me cringe. grin
Much rather a night out on the town than sat lolling about a spa all day having my nails painted, I can't think of anything more boring.
But each to their own...

Pobblewhohasnotoes Mon 22-Apr-13 12:02:34

I love spa days! Nothing better than relaxing and being pampered. I spend my time clearing up after a 14 month old so it's great.

I like drinking and dancing (less good at the drinking now I've had DS), but I hate the L plate, veil and stripper thing, tacky. I didn't allow it on my hen. Didn't stop me from getting absolutely trollied and having a hangover from hell.

Ledkr Mon 22-Apr-13 12:07:02

For my 40th dh arranged for me to drive an Aston Martin. It was lovely because it shows how well he knows me.
I'd have rather he bought me one though.

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