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this_velvet_glove's avatar

Do you like going to parties?

Asked by this_velvet_glove (1142points) July 13th, 2012

And why?

I never really liked going to parties, I can’t stand the people.

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tom_g's avatar

There are very few things I loathe more than parties. They are event that seemed to be designed with my discomfort in mind. They also seem to be the complete opposite of fun. I have always felt this way – even before I was an cranky old man.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I love em. Screw it, I’m having fun.

DigitalBlue's avatar

I am avoiding a party right this very second.

ninjacolin's avatar

I suppose it takes a certain level of non-hatred of other human beings to enjoy partying. Along with a little bit of horniness (not much, but lots doesn’t hurt either) and people watching skills.

Zaku's avatar

Depends on the people and the party. I don’t like parties full of fake poser people, for example. But if people are being themselves and enjoying doing something they and I enjoy doing, and/or each other’s company then yes.

Judi's avatar

Not so much since I quit drinking.

Blackberry's avatar

Yes, because I like mingling.

Sunny2's avatar

Like @Judi, not as much since I stopped drinking. Jokes aren’t as funny; people don’t seem as clever; time passes more slowly. The food is still good and it’s nice to see friends again, but I feel like an onlooker. Alcohol is definitely a party mood enhancer and I miss it.

zenvelo's avatar

Like @Sunny2 and @Judi it’s been different since I got sober, but I still like going for the first few hours.

dabbler's avatar

If I know the people who are there I love ‘em.
But I take a while to warm up to a room full of strangers….
We throw a party once a year and I have a great time because everybody’s a friend of ours.

stardust's avatar

Yes, when I’m in the mood, I love nothing more than a good shindig! Why not? Life is short and they’re fun! Bottoms up!

kitchi1's avatar

I like parties, but mostly love having my own. Since I know everyone, and usually when I have a cookout, I invite people I don’t get to see that much, and most o the time they can come. I love hanging out with all my friends!!

Bellatrix's avatar

No and I never really have. I don’t mind having a few friends over, but ‘parties’ leave me cold.

Cruiser's avatar

I love parties and even more so now that I don’t drink. I have a slew of new neighbors who are always coming up with excuses to get together!

ucme's avatar

No, can’t abide “organised fun”, much prefer making my own entertainment, in my own time & with fantastic company.

Coloma's avatar

Yes, I love parties and events. Going to a live music event tomorrow that a friends band is playing in. I am a natural extrovert, love to talk and have a serious comedic side, I don’t have a shy bone in my body and make others very comfortable.
Infact I am working on a routine and hoping to do my first stand up gig at a local open mic night before the end of the summer!

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Not really. I’m a pretty anti-social person. I attend the occasional party and, a few years ago, I set up a huge surprise party for my husband’s 30th birthday…. but I tend to stick with two or three specific people the whole time. I don’t feel entirely comfortable or like I can breathe normally until I get back home.

JLeslie's avatar


My favorite type of party has dancing. Those are very rare where I live now.

We get together with friends often. Dinner parties for small groups and bigger parties.

gailcalled's avatar

As @tom_g said so well (saving me the trouble of composing a coherent sentence):

“There are very few things I loathe more than parties. They are event that seemed to be designed with my discomfort in mind. They also seem to be the complete opposite of fun. I have always felt this way – even before I was” a cranky old lady.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

No, I feel uncomfortable, hate the din and can’t wait to get home. I avoid them like the plague.

Adagio's avatar

I’m more of a one-on-one kind of girl.

Haleth's avatar

It reeeeally depends on the party. A superbowl party with my boyfriend and his government co-workers is pretty much my worst fucking nightmare. I really don’t want to sit around making polite small talk about sports, jobs, and babies with a bunch of near-strangers. A free-wheeling nerdy art student party? Best night ever.

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