Why I Think Clubbing Is Overrated

I absolutely hate the clubbing scene.

To be honest, I didn't like it in the first place.

Before I moved away for university I'd never been clubbing because even though I'd never tried it I just knew it wasn't for me.

When I went away to university I tried it out, but I really didn't like it, but a lot of people I met at university thought that I was weird, boring and anti-social because I would choose to eat dinner, study and go to bed early instead of going out clubbing.  I didn't get on with my flatmates in my first year of living in university-owned halls of residence because they hated the fact that I didn't like clubbing, and whenever I'd turn down offers to go clubbing they'd take it as a personal attack, instead of respecting my decision and getting on with their lives.  I know that some people love to go clubbing, excessively drinking and sleeping around every night, but not everyone is like that.

In my opinion, clubbing is really overrated and not what it's cracked up to be.  I tried it, and my experience confirmed that it's not for me.  I didn't go to university for the party/clubbing/nightlife lifestyle anyway.

I can't be myself in a club.  I can't dance.  I don't like to dance.  I can't have a proper face-to-face conversation.  The clubbing scene makes me feel socially awkward and it's not the best way to socialise.  The setting of a club makes me feel very uncomfortable - it's always hot, sticky and sweaty.  People disrespect my personal space (I'm so strict about my boundaries.)  There are always so many drunk people and loads of creepy men in clubs.  Clubs are always loud (obviously) and I really don't like loud noises - I like peace and quiet.

To be honest I don't like going out at night anyway.  I'd rather be sleeping.

All in all, clubbing is not for me.  I don't get the hype, and it's not something that I would ever get into.  There's a lot of pressure to club all the time but I think that's ridiculous.

Clubbing is a waste of my time and energy (and money!)

I took a step away from the clubbing scene a long time ago and I don't regret it at all.  It's not something I want to be a part of, and that's okay.

I have other (better) ways to socialise.


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