You guys, it’s getting cold. The I do not want to part ways with my $20 Kmart heater kind of cold. The please, for the life of me, do not make me go outside and into the hellish freezer that awaits kind of cold.
While the concept of staying in has been closely linked to being boring, lazy social recluses since, well, forever, times are finally a’changing. What a time to be alive, folks.
Besides the obvious benefit of staying snug, here are some more A+ reasons you should be trading in the gross dance floor vibes for chilled stay ins instead.
IT’S YOUR PARTY AND YOU’LL DO WHAT YOU WANT TO
By taking the party back to your house you can socialise to the sound of your own drum, rather than mentally battling with the questionable choices of the venue you’re at.
Don’t like the tunes they’re playing? Don’t like the food that they’re serving? The only way you can have a say on any of these things is if you head home and create your own atmosphere / activity schedule.
YOU WON’T BE A FINANCIAL MESS COME MONDAY
Obviously you’re going to be saving your hard-earned cashola, even just with the transport to get to your destination alone. Then there’s the elevated food, drink and ATM withdrawal prices on the town, as well as shouting your mates for one round too many.
Getting your pals ’round to your place instead means you’ll be in control of your spendings for the night. Buy your food and booze at the supermarket and bottlo beforehand and go splitsies with your mates. Hot tip: press CHQ or SAV so that your money’s deducted in real time, rather than at a later, much more inconvenient date. Y’know the feeling.
YOU CAN AVOID THE WORST KINDS OF HUMANS
By keeping the night within your own four walls, you can make sure only the select few humans you can deal with in this world will be in attendance.
No running into exes, colleagues or family, and no dealing with drunk slob-ka-bobs who get all up in your grill. You’ll be in a safe space where – no matter how buckwild you get – your actions will not come back to haunt you.
YOU’LL BE #BLESSED WITH ALL-ROUND CONVENIENCE
Your bladder will thank you if you stay in. It’s very rare to go out and not get stuck in a toilet line, secretly wanting to hold your parts like a four-year-old to prevent any premature spillage. You can avoid those heartfelt conversations in the bathroom too.
You’ll also be able to hear your company without yelling over the music / responding with a nod or laugh, even though they were talking about a family death, divorce or health problem on the horizon. Not OK.
THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME IS UNDENIABLE
Standing up all night is the pits. Adhering to dress codes is the pits. ~ Home sweet home ~ means the comfort of a seat is almost always guaranteed, not to mention a cozy blanky or an entire wardrobe of backup clothes should you spill red wine on your most capable looking ensemble.
Plus, when all is said and drunk, your bed and horizontal placement is only footsteps away.
BUT WHAT ABOUT TUNING DA BABES? We hear ya, and so does modern-day society. There’s a cute lil’ range of apps you might’ve heard of – like Tinder, Bumble, Happn and more, so you can hustle no matter where you are. It’s a far cheaper option than buying them drinks all night.
See you lot at home.
Photo: 30 Rock.