Most of us love a good night out and make some memories. We all like hysterical photo books to entertain us forevermore, and good stories to share in the future. However, we tend to do it more when we are young, thanks to having more energy and the hangovers being slightly less painful. But these days, there can be a nightlife scene for everyone if you know where to look.
If you are getting a bit fed up with the same bars, the same faces, and the same stories the next day then we have some suggestions to ensure you have a fun night out.
1. Try somewhere new
Familiarity can be great, as you know where to go, what to avoid and what drink to order at your favorite places. It’s also good as you can bump into the same people on your nights out. However, it can get a bit mundane over time. So why not mix it up by heading to another town? When booked in advance, hotels can be reasonable or you could see what time the last train home is. If there are enough of your friends, sharing a return cab between everyone makes it possible so you can all make it back to your bed. All you will need to do is a bit of research in advance, so you have an idea of where the best hot spots might be.
2. Chat to new people
It’s so easy to be comfortable and stay chatting to your friends or people you know. But pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and talking to total strangers can not only be liberating but also a little nerve-racking because you never know what the outcome might be. You could end up with a new friend, or perhaps even a new love interest! It might take a bit of courage to try this, but give it a shot.
If things end up getting “VERY friendly” with the opposite sex, then make sure you take the necessary precautions. If things happen to get “hot and heavy” sometimes common sense can go right out the window. Sometimes accidents happen. If you find yourself in that type of situation make sure you take the proper care afterward. Make sure you communicate with your love interest and talk about the next steps. Whether it’s going to the doctor, taking a morning-after pill, or just taking some time to talk more. Put some effort into this conversation. Things happen!
3. Dance the night away
If you’re usually the one who is propping up the bar standing there looking cool, why not step onto the dance floor for a change? Bar culture has changed over the years. At one point it was all about dancing all night without a care in the world, but now it’s more about classy cocktails and toilet selfies. Why not just take it old school and get yourself on that dancefloor and shimmy like no one is watching. Not only will you release some feel-good endorphins and burn some calories, you’ll work some of the alcohol out of your system too so you’ll feel less rough in the morning.
4. Do something different
If heading to a new place does not appeal, and you’re fed up with the same old, then why not look for alternatives in your hometown? There are many different types of activities to do on a night out nowadays if you just take the time to do a bit of research. There is boozy crazy golf to bring out your inner Tiger Woods. Comedy clubs to get you buzzing with laughter and there are even private karaoke booths in which the energy can become electric as the inner diva hiding inside can finally be released for all to see.
A regular night out need not be boring or run of the mill. All that’s needed is to put a little bit of thought into it, do a little bit of research and make sure the right company to enjoy it with.