It's a pretty exciting experience, getting into a club for the first time, whether you were old enough to be there legally or chancing your arm. You finally get to see what all the fuss is about, and whether it lives up to the expectations set by TV, movies and tales from older friends or family.
By the time you get to your early 20s, you've probably hit more than a few clubs and it's still a fun experience. You might even look at the fresh teenagers coming through the doors, giving you the opportunity to feel old for the first time.
Eventually, after a few more years, the novelty wears off and the club can turn into more of a burden than a place to let your hair down. However, the question of how old is too old to go clubbing has persisted for years and now we finally have the answer - apparently.
The good people at Currys PC World have found that 37 is the age when you should chuck those clubbing shoes out, cancel your membership to your favourite venue and stick to pubs or bars. It also revealed that 31 is usually around the time when you prefer to stay in rather than go out.
To be fair, if you thought you were old at a club in your mid-20s, looking at all those youths running around, imagine being a decade older.
People on social media are divided on whether they're happy or gutted to be done with partying.
Nights out being too expensive is reportedly the biggest reason why people quit the clubs, while nearly a third of respondents claimed they just couldn't be bothered to face a hangover the next day. Everyone knows hangovers get worse with each passing year so we can all sympathise with people in their mid to late 30s not wanting a three-day headache.
Other notable reasons include struggling to find a babysitter, the rigmarole of getting dressed up and the hassle of getting to the venue and home. A lot of people have also met 'the one' by that age and therefore the need to hit the clubs feels a shitload less urgent.
I'm not saying that you have to be single or wanting to hook up to go clubbing, but if you've got a special someone, you might be more inclined to chill out with them.
So if you're in your mid-30s and still enjoy the shit out of clubbing, then count your days because the end is nigh.
Sources: Daily Star
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