You may have seen that just after Christmas I wrote this post about a girly pamper night in with Danni from Danielle Saint. It seemed quite a popular post and so with a little encouragement from a new Survey that has been done, I decided to write a follow up post. All about girls nights – Do we really want to go out partying all of the time or is that just the stereotype for us young ones?
In the survey, undertaken by Ladbrokes Bingo, there were a couple of questions that definitely caught my eye. The first of these being Question 2:
Which of the below have you experienced / been annoyed by on an night out?
Now, as an open question, this could be quite a tough one to call – I, like most of you, usually enjoy my nights when I’m on them and don’t usually think of this in the moment, but looking at the options given, quite a few are being ticked off in my mind. For a start – just the other week, I ‘laddered my tights early on in the evening’, which is the third option on the long long list of choices. I never even thought about it at the time, but looking back, I must have looked a right d*ck walking around with a bloody gurt ladder running from thigh to ankle…
Another was ‘Girl in heels steps on your foot’ – another one that happened merely a few weeks back. The same night as the tights laddering incident in fact! A girl came out of no where and all of a sudden her heel was impaling the side of my ankle -okay so I was 10 or so Jagerbombs down at this point – she could have done it by accident, I can’t quite remember but still. I had a massive gash in my ankle and I now have a faint scar – luckily I was too drunk to remember it in the morning, the pain only started when I realised it was there!
Other options in this list included (Little red crosses next to them. Yep, they’ve ALL happened to me) :
|Toilet tissue stuck to your shoe X|
|Dress tucked in to knickers|
|Laddered your tights early in
|Fallen over in front of a crowd X|
|Caught in the rain before the
even started X
|Drink dropped over your outfit X|
|Girl in heels steps on your foot X|
|Ripped your outfit X|
|Long queues to get in to club or
|Paying to get in to a club or bar X|
|Long queues at the bar X|
|Expensive drinks X|
|Being leered at by men X|
|Long wait for a taxi at the end
of the night X
|Toilets not having any toilet
|Long queue for the toilet X|
|Toilets not having a lock X|
|Shoes / heels breaking|
|Lose phone, coat or purse|
|Having to look after a friend who
is really drunk X
|You’re sick in public|
|Seeing an ex X|
|Falling out with a friend in a
drunken argument X
|Awful music all night|
|Being the designated driver X|
|Arguing with the doormen|
|Sore feet X|
Honestly, It’s a wonder I bother going out at all! I’m sure most of you out there are also ticking a fair few of those on the list.
I’ve never really thought about it really, but I guess as much as I like going out, I much prefer staying in. I’ve calculated that since Christmas, I’ve been out merely once. Not so much calculation to be done there after all. In 44 days I have been out drinking and in a club, once and until my weekend in Cardiff at the end of March, I think it will stay that way. Some may call that boring… but I bet anything the rest of you are the same.
Another question in the survey was:
‘Do you tend to prefer a girl’s night in more than a night on the tiles?’
A whopping 69.6% of 2000 ladies that took part in this survey said yes. That’s 1392 ladies. As much as I would have been one of the ‘yes” I am quite surprised that that was the majority vote. Is anyone else?
I do agree though and it’s definitely the cheaper out of the two, in fact, 60% of the women surveyed said that what’s great about a night in is that you don’t have to spend as much money as on a night out. I don’t disagree with this at all – I often lose money on a night out just because of my drunkenness!
The survey is full of incredible answers and questions that I would never have thought of had I conducted this questionnaire, it definitely has made me think more about my night out vs night in. I loved reading through people’s answers and was quite shocked by some of the results when it came to ideas for nights in. Honestly, I think my perfect night in with the girls would be, wine, lots of yummy food and a good movie – oh and of course there would be boy talk! I’m not into drinking games and don’t like drinking when I’m in the house, but after all, who needs a drink to have fun on a girls night??
Don’t forget to give the survey a read yourself here.
What do you think of the results?
Which do you prefer – a night on the town or a night in with the girls?
Let me know in the comments below.
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