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How social are you?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Juelz, Jun 19, 2015.

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  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    Interms of going out with friends regularly? Tbh over the years I've distant myself from most of my friends, I can easily go a month without seeing even one of them. I think its down to just not having time due to work and fatherhood. I dont enjoy going out and getting wasted or going clubing, any free time I get usually goes to Internet browsing, xbox or studying, and tbh it suits me fine.
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  2. SimonD
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    The older I got, the less I started going out, now with two young children and a heavy commute (+3 hours a day) the last thing I want to do is drink.

    I should also add that I suffer from sleep apnoea, this causes me no end of sleep issues so I am always tired, so during the week I have a crappy nights sleep and at weekends I up up late playing with mates (stone cold sober and playing BF4 :))
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  3. SimonV

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    From the age of 17 until the age of 33 I was out every weekend, living the party lifestyle. Shaking hands with the rich and famous in small town Britain! God I hate to think how much money I have handed over the bar in all those years.

    Now I have a core set of friends that I keep close by and social events are now over the dinner table rather than a bar! Life changes fast mate so make the effort with the friends that deserve it, you never know when you might need them and there are many opportunities that come from socialising. You know, that time when you have to move house and your mate has a van you can borrow.
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  4. JK2447
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    I go out once every month or two but I wouldn't thank you for a party lifestyle. I read in the paper about trouble in the early hours in town and just think nah, not for me thanks. I WhatsApp two groups of mates and stay social in that way but I often don't see the box of toys for six weeks. It's all good. We've all got kids and budding careers. Now that I work from home I don't see work mates as much but I keep in touch on Lync and WhatsApp, sending them pictures of beers from my travels ha ha

    Similar to Simon I feel like I've blown a small fortune in my twenties. I'm 35 now so focusing on getting mortgage free, buy a few more houses and my family holidays. Anything else is a bonus
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  5. MSJ Jeni

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    Once in a while I go out with friends especially when there's a reason to celebrate. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are my constant companions on other days.
  6. Sparky
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    Might be ok just now mate what about a few years later? Having just gone through a divorce I’m so fecking glad I kept the beer nights going with my mates when I was living with the now ex wife miles away from them. Would have been easy to let things slide.
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  7. Juelz

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    Tbh I prefer my own company thats just me personally. My circle is very small now, I used to have tons of mates but then I grewup and realised they weren't very good people. I have one good mate who I consider my brother and another three who are good friends but I cant say if I didnt see them for 6 months it would bother me. Its funny really because I used to love being around people, now Im quite happy just being on my own, but thats probs a result of past experiences.
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  8. Apexes

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    I go out whenever i can really, always up for the office social down the pub on the Friday. Working behind the scenes in IT means i know minimal people out of the 300 in the office, but there's the odd few i do talk to.

    Difficult with my main friends, i was born in Bristol, and moved to Cardiff, so it's a trek to go back for a few beers on a Friday night, but i make sure i'm always there for big events, birthdays, weddings, etc.

    That said, i'm moving to Texas in 3 months, so i'll almost be starting all over again which is a bit daunting, but hey we'll see
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  9. zxspectrum

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    Not as much as Id like

    Used to from about 16 - 30 ish yeah there was no problems in sorting something out. Now my core mates are all married and have kids it hardly ever happens, meaning I tend to just stay in. I still do my sports and will be hitting the badminton really soon.

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  10. dmarsh

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    Spent a small fortune in bars also from 18-38, 20 years hitting it hard.
    Now I hide in my dark little pit, almost allergic to sunlight...

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