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13 Reasons Partying Is Never The Same After Your 20s

You in your 20s: "What comes before Part B? Partaaay!" You in your 30s: "What comes before Partaaay? A quick nap."

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1. In your 20s, you drink whatever you can afford. Usually something pretty cheap like Miller Lite.

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Or PBR, if you're really hard up.

In your 30s, you drink whatever has the most electrolytes in it because you need something that will help with your horrendous hangover.

You drink whatever the hell you want at the party the night before, but the next day, these things are a godsend.
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You drink whatever the hell you want at the party the night before, but the next day, these things are a godsend.

2. In your 20s, it takes at least two hours to get ready before going out for the evening.

Hair, clothes, makeup ... then rehearsing your moves for the dance floor.
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Hair, clothes, makeup ... then rehearsing your moves for the dance floor.

In your 30s, the prerequisite for a night out is a nap.

And those naps often get out of control and turn into full on sleep and oh well, sorry, can't make the party.
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And those naps often get out of control and turn into full on sleep and oh well, sorry, can't make the party.

3. Regardless of whether you're going to a gala or a dive bar, you had to make a statement with your clothes when you went out in your 20s.

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In fact, you couldn't even drink all that much because you blew your entire budget on your outfit.

In your 30, your clothes are the least of your concern.

You get dressed up every now and then, but honestly? You'd go to the bar in a robe and pajama pants if it were socially acceptable.
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You get dressed up every now and then, but honestly? You'd go to the bar in a robe and pajama pants if it were socially acceptable.

4. In your 20s, you don't talk to your friends all night because dancing is what matters.

You might go out to "catch up" with them, but then you only end up exchanging like ten words over the whole night.
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You might go out to "catch up" with them, but then you only end up exchanging like ten words over the whole night.

In your 30s, you'll straight up leave a bar or club if the music's too loud. You're not about that life anymore.

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Also, you genuinely want to chat with your friends about work, tax debt, and your back pain.

5. When you throw a party in your 20s, you invite as many people as possible.

So many that your house is absolutely destroyed the next day.
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So many that your house is absolutely destroyed the next day.

In your 30s, you make a careful list of invitees and ask them to confirm.

So that nothing gets too out of control, and also because you obviously need to provide food for everyone because you're a damn adult now.
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So that nothing gets too out of control, and also because you obviously need to provide food for everyone because you're a damn adult now.

6. If there's any occasion worth celebrating, you definitely need to do it in a club or bar in your 20s.

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It's the natural habitat of every twenty-something.

When you turn 30, you prefer for any party to be at home.

And it's all the better when it's YOUR house, because then you don't have to worry about getting home later.
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And it's all the better when it's YOUR house, because then you don't have to worry about getting home later.

7. If there's food at a 20-something's party, It's exclusively chips, popcorn, or something easy along those lines.

Definitely a well-rounded meal right there.
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Definitely a well-rounded meal right there.

In your 30s, you can finally afford to show off a little with your party snacks.

You want everyone at your party to compliment the selection of snacks and leave feeling full. Basically, you've turned into your mom.
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You want everyone at your party to compliment the selection of snacks and leave feeling full. Basically, you've turned into your mom.

8. In your 20s, you can't make it through the night without at least one of your neighbors calling and asking you to turn it down a bit.

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And you'd listen to them, sometimes... for a little while.

In your 30s... surprise! You are that neighbor.

You don't know how you became what you hated most, but it happened.
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You don't know how you became what you hated most, but it happened.

9. In your 20s, it's not uncommon to walk in on a couple "being intimate" in your bedroom when you throw a party.

And if you were interested in one of them, your night was ruined.
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And if you were interested in one of them, your night was ruined.

In your 30s, you're more likely to open a door to find a sleeping baby.

Because one of your friends who is even more mature than you brought their child.
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Because one of your friends who is even more mature than you brought their child.

10. This was the type of game you played when you were drunk in your 20s:

A bottle of booze didn't just get you drunk, it helped bring hearts together.
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A bottle of booze didn't just get you drunk, it helped bring hearts together.

In your 30s, you just stick to actual board games.

The games that seemed too complicated when you were growing up, or too nerdy. Now you spend all night with them.
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The games that seemed too complicated when you were growing up, or too nerdy. Now you spend all night with them.

11. In your 20s, the only excuse for not going out with your friends on the weekends was severe illness.

Like, to the point where you almost needed to be hospitalized. If it was just a flu, or cough, or diarrhea, you could still probably manage to go out.
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Like, to the point where you almost needed to be hospitalized. If it was just a flu, or cough, or diarrhea, you could still probably manage to go out.

In your 30s, any reason is good enough to cancel.

Netflix isn't going to binge-watch itself.
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Netflix isn't going to binge-watch itself.

12. In your 20s, the only thing better than the party is the after-party.

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There you are. It's 6am. You're eating greasy breakfast with your drunk friends, and you obviously haven't slept at all yet.

In your 30s, there's absolutely no such thing as an after-party.

And if anyone tries to suggest it, you fight against it with all your will.
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And if anyone tries to suggest it, you fight against it with all your will.

13. In your 20s, waking up the day after a party is the easiest thing in the world.

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Hell, you're even ready to party again the next night!

In your 30s, the following image is a photo-realistic depiction of you after even the tamest parties:

But despite the fact that you're getting older, you're still going to continue to party. <3
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But despite the fact that you're getting older, you're still going to continue to party. <3

This post was translated from Spanish.

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