All the single, late 20’s girls put your hands up in the air… or not.

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If you are a young woman in your late 20’s and still in the partying scene – or trying to be – I am sure you will have experienced at least one of the following:

Should I go out at all?

Or stay at home with my pyjamas and a healthy snack of dried fruit and nuts watching my favourite reruns of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones  – you name it, I’ve watched it.

Getting ready for a night out

Now this is a potential minefield. Too much make-up will make me look desperate, too much cleavage will make me look tartish (same for too much leg or butt). Too little though, will make me look prim and proper. At this point you look forward to your evening with a mixture of dread and anticipation.

Every place is the ‘it place’

… except for Paceville nightclubs, which are full of sweaty drunk teenagers and that phase of our lives passed (not so) long ago, thank you very much! There are, however, a few select lounge bars for the ‘older’ crowd, where you practically see the same faces every other week.

Arriving at the ‘it place’

This is when you scan the thin group of early birds to see if anyone else is wearing the same dress. You have your first drink or three to feel sufficiently lubricated for the eventual tacky pick up lines. Perhaps, you will be so lucky as to have a decent conversation with a random stranger and that will be the highlight of your night.

So, what’s the alternative?

If none of the above fits what you had in mind, you can always go out with your real friends, dance and chat and have a fun time regardless of whom you meet, who is looking at you and why.

I find that option always works out just fine for me!