Stress, Expense & Achy Feet: Why Stay in when All these & More Await You on a Night Out?

There is so much to think about when going on a night out, but we all know it’s the stress that makes it so much fun. There are expectations to be shattered and you’re all set to ruin your sleep schedule. You’re jittery with excitement thinking about how much your feet are going to hurt after a whole night of dancing, what embarrassing photos your friends will take of you, and how silly you’ll look busting moves on a crowded dancefloor.

Some say that’s garbage and that staying in is the new going out. So here’s a list of all the amazing things a night out can bring to prove that theory wrong.

Playing games at home? So overrated


If you’ve seen comedy movie The Hangover, then you know just how messy a night out at the casino can get. You could end up sunburnt, have to fend off a sleepy tiger with a love of meat and end up being chased all over the city by a heavyweight boxer. Well, that’s unlikely. However, if you did end up with terrible looking sunburn, think of all the fun you could have the next day, peeling it off while you nurse your pounding head! That sleepy tiger in the bathroom can become your new best friend, and, if you get chased by a boxer, think of the goals you’d smash on your FitBit!

Isn’t that a lot more fun than staying home and playing casino games online? Lots of sites let you bring that casino games excitement online, but why would you want to play all of your favorite casino games from the comfort of your cozy bed when you could be out getting blisters with your friends? Many online casinos offer welcome bonuses (such as no-deposit bonuses and free spins) which you can’t get at land-based casinos. But if you like spending money instead – and who doesn’t? – then you should just go out.

Healthy versions of your fave junk food? Ew!

Most good nights out end with you at a takeout restaurant hoping that your food will somehow be cooked a bit faster. You get to enjoy the excitement of waiting in line for an hour as the 10 dozen other groups of friends on a night out order their food before you. While you wait, you can even stand around and count the calories in that greasy bag of soggy fries covered in sauce. If you stay at home, you’ll miss out on that incredible culinary experience – like no other – and you won’t have the blistered feet and smudged makeup to help you cope with the wait. Miserable, right?

So why on earth would you want to stay in and make those same comfort-food recipes but with tastier and fresher ingredients? Who likes delicious food with the added satisfaction of having made it themselves? Can you imagine making your own version of Taco Bell’s double-decker tacos and eating something that is more delicious, crunchier and comes with a healthy dollop of the smug “I did this” factor? Most of the recipes can be cooked in an hour or less, but waiting in a queue for your food is way more fun.

Relaxation? Who needs that?

When you go out, your feet get some exercise. That cramp that you experience when you’re dancing hard? That’s not a sign that you need to go home and have a rest, that’s a workout plan that personal trainers would love!

Everyone loves getting sore feet and achy legs while sweating it out with hundreds of other people in a tightly packed space. You could, of course, pass up that opportunity, rest up and have a boring time in the tub or on the couch – put some relaxing music on, read a book or catch up on your favourite TV show. You could save money and pamper yourself at home for cheap, giving yourself a hair treatment using stuff you already have in your cupboards, creating your own spa with some candles and low lighting. You could, but only if you really wanted to suck the fun out of your evening.

When you look at it this way, there’s no way you’re cancelling your plans for a big night out… right?

Author: Dexter Sinistri

Dexter Sinistri is a famously centrist writer who has worked as a Hollywood correspondent for a number of leading publications since 2005. Though once a photographer, Mr. Sinistri struck out as a writer on all things celebrity, and he likes to consider himself a tremendous asset to Glossy News, though by most accounts, he has fallen somewhat short of this effort.

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