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Who Should You Go To That Party With?
You can see the ditch coming from a mile away. At first, Madeline is the perfect person to come to the party with, introducing you around and scoping out the vibe with you. But then she starts talking to this hot girl and it’s all downhill from there. Twenty minutes later, they disappear down the back hallway attached at the mouth and you’re left to fend for yourself. Sorry!
One minute, Max is right beside you, having the time of her life. The next, she’s gone. “Where’d you go?” you text her, thinking she must’ve gotten swallowed up by the crowd. But NOPE. An incoming text comes with some cross streets and an enthusiastic, “Come!!!” Yep. Max left for another party and forgot to tell you.
Look, Addison doesn’t MEAN to abandon you. They just know so many people that they can’t help but get dragged away EVERY. OTHER. MINUTE, bouncing around the room like the flighty fairy they are. But hey, they had good intentions in insisting you come, even if they ignore you the whole night.
It was a little odd that Rufus, aloof hipper-than-thou introvert that he is, invited you along in the first place and now you know why. He ditches you almost the moment you guys walk through the door. He just needed someone to arrive with in case he didn’t know anyone. Whoops.
Anika may slip outside to smoke with a few of her buddies, but that doesn’t mean she goes completely MIA. She invited you out — why wouldn’t she actually hang out with you? Who ELSE is she going to drag onto the dance floor?
“I’m just going to play a quick game!” Jules tells you when someone beckons them over to play beer pong. Two hours later, and they’re on a winning streak so legendary that you can’t even be mad at them for leaving you high and dry.
Dean left to go get you guys some drinks like an hour ago and by the time he wanders back around, it’s clear that he not only found the drink table, but drank it. Guy’s so drunk that he thinks you’re someone named Sharon. Who the fuck is Sharon? He might still be here in body, but not so much in spirit. You’ve been ditched, friend.
If someone stays by your side but does nothing but text all night, were they really there in the first place? A philosophical question for the modern ages. Ditched or not, AJ’s totally checked out.
Choosing to befriend the animal companion at the party always seems like a good idea, we know. Sorry, though: Francis is a flighty bitch. He’ll let you pet him for a few minutes, but then he’s got better stuff to do. You’d better get back to socializing.
Poor Brody always thinks he can handle his liquor. When he dragged you out, you agreed on the condition that he not overdo it and spend the night locked in the bathroom puking. WELL, GUESS WHERE BRODY IS. THAT’S RIGHT. LOCKED IN A BATHROOM PUKING. YOU NEVER LEARN, BRODY.
Going out with Ari and Beth is always hit or miss. They’re great company and all, but there’s always a 50/50 shot that they’re ready to turn in by 11. Sure enough, circa 10:58, they swing by and tell you they’re heading out. Netflix, Seamless, and cuddling on the couch awaits them.
You and Leo are in this together! Obviously, you will drift together and apart throughout the night, but you’re never without his patented Checking In Glances. Are you bored? Is that person annoying you? Are you ready to bounce? Leo’s eyes ask all the right questions. You couldn’t have found a better guy to come to the party with.