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National Post (National Edition) - - LIFE - Week­end Post

re­spon­dents, 31 is the age at which most be­gin to pre­fer a night in than a night out.

Why? Ac­cord­ing to the ma­jor­ity of re­spon­dents, nights out are too ex­pen­sive, while a solid 29 per cent said they can’t pos­si­bly bear the han­gover the fol­low­ing morn­ing.

Other ex­cuses in­cluded no longer feel­ing a club is “their scene,” un­pre­dictable weather, the both­er­some task of get­ting “dressed up,” ar­rang­ing babysit­ters and call­ing an Uber and/or cab and, of course, the most sen­si­cal com­plaint: the hell of traips­ing around in heels all night long.

If any of these ex­cuses sound slightly fa­mil­iar to you (or you’ve bla­tantly used them to moan about why you don’t par­tic­u­larly feel like go­ing out for the night with your far more ex­cit­ing and youth­ful friends) then you – yes, you – may be ready for the crypt rather than the club.

Matt Wal­burn, brand and com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor of Cur­rys PC World (the es­teemed think tank that pro­vided said sur­vey), noted, “The Great In­doors study rec­og­nizes the fact that there comes a time when we ap­pre­ci­ate our home com­forts more than a hec­tic so­cial life and it can of­ten be a drag to play the so­cial but­ter­fly at par­ties and nights out.”

In other words, old age of­fi­cially beck­ons with its spindly, veiny fin­gers by one’s late 30s, drag­ging de­cayed spir­its off the dance floor with not much more than the slight crack of a joint or the geri­atric yearn­ing for a latenight Net­flix marathon.

These are the signs. You have been warned.

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