I'm 44 and my friends still like going out out. But I can no longer be bothered to get 'ready, ready' or wanna sit in a pub/club consisting of mostly young people. Am I the exception or do other people my age feel like this too ? It's Saturday night, pouring with rain and I'm blissfully up to my neck in a deep bubble bath.
I feel exactly the same. I love seeing my friends, but in the day time. At a coffee shop or somewhere nice. Or if it has to be the evening, at someone's house where there are sofas and it's comfortable. Really cannot be bothered with standing in crowded bars, yelling at each other to try to be heard over the music. Been there, done that.
I used to love going out-out! Up until about age 38. I wouldn't spend ages getting ready, just wearing something that made me feel great. Then meet up with friends, drinks, LOTS of dancing, singing. Late home, hot shower, bed, a fabulous breakfast. Heaven. Now? Wouldn't/couldn't do it for all the money in the world. Now that fun is a nice lunch with a dear friend, trawl some charity shops for a rare find. A good chat. Home by 5/6, pj's, an early night.
Did you ever enjoy going out? I'm 47 and although I'm not clubbing all weekend like I used to do I still love meeting friends for a good night out every month or so. I live in a big city and there is always a wide range of age groups out. I have friends at work in their 20s that would rather stay in and others that will be out until everyone else has gone home. IME that doesn't change when you get older. The frequency does, because of children etc, but that just means that if you do get out you make the most of it when you do. Can't imagine a time when I will want to always stay in with my slippers on!