Monday 19 March 2018

Step away from that glow stick - this is the age people think you're too old to go clubbing

Multi-ethnic group of friends celebrating in a nightclub - Clubbers having party
Multi-ethnic group of friends celebrating in a nightclub - Clubbers having party
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

There comes a time in all our lives when we ask ourselves the question; is it time to bow out of the clubbing scene?

Of course there are individuals with the stamina of ten horses who party on well into their 80s, but for most of us the urge to slink away and vegetate on the sofa hits long before we get our bus pass.

So how old is too old? 

Well, a new survey has revealed that most people consider 37 to be too old.

In fact, 37 per cent of respondents to the British survey, which was carried out by Currys PC World, felt that there is nothing more tragic than seeing adults in their 40s and 50s surrounded by twenty-somethings in pubs and bars.

So that rules out pints with your dad down the local then.

According to the survey, the 37-year-old plus clubbers may already be a dying breed as 31 is the age most people officially prefer staying in to going out on the town.


Almost half (46 per cent) of adults dread social events or nights out, and 30 per cent prefer curling up with their favourite box set, while a quarter prefer to spend that time browsing social media.

The survey also suggests that when 14 per cent of British people invite their friends around their 'all-time favourite pastime is scrolling through Facebook'.

Who are these people?  And what are they doing scrolling through Facebook profiles of friends who are most likely actually sitting beside them IN REAL TIME.

Reasons cited for not wanting to go out ranged from it being "too expensive" to the pain of hangovers and unpredictable weather.

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