Monday, February 25, 2008

Couple's Night

This weekend, I invited friends over for games night. Sure it sounds corny, but the alternative of standing out in the cold to go to a club to get drunk, vs sitting at home, pretending to play corny games and get drunk, seemed a lot more fun.

Games night turned into couples night, with S and me as the only singles.

It was a lot of fun. I had never played games before. (Which is the only reason Aaron is kicking my behind in Scrablouous.) And it was fun, especially when people have been drinking, and its their turn to act things out and they try and get serious….

The one thing I realized from this weekend, was how different couple’s night is from other singles night’s I’ve had. For instance:

Offerings: singles will bring you the last rum left over from the last party, couples usually bring nice pretty bottles of wine and food…all hail couples for the food….

The boozing styles are different, singles like shots, they will shoot anything from the rum you’ve had for the last ten years, to the little green liquid someone bought along that no is sure what it is. Couples prefer wine n tings.

Party styles, you know a real party get under way when a song comes on, the table is picked up and shoved into the bedroom, chairs are cleared and the dancing begins. Couples on the other hand politely listen to the music and every now and then go, ‘oh nice song.’

Conversation: All conversations with a bunch of singles will revolve around sex, single guys will go into grave detail about what they want/like/dislike. Couples it’s a bit more guarded territory, conversation will flirt around the edges of sex, coupled men, will mildly hint at things, and coupled woman will pretend to be outraged and eventually conversation shifts to safer ground like the US election……

End times, singles love to go one forever, at some point you find yourself tired, trying to kick out the last straggler who refuses to go home. Invariably you wake up with a person or two passed out on the couch. Couples almost in unison, will see themselves out at 2.

Ahh well, a night with friends is always a great thing.

8 comments:

Jdid said...

a so it go

GC said...

so, which is better?

SimplEnigma said...

Leftover rum? Egads. Sounds like some of your single friends need a guest etiquette crash course. LOL.

Funny enough, it's the other way around for me. My couple friends are always trying to talk about sex and dating...guess they're trying to live vicariously.

I've never understood the concept of couple parties (a friend of mine throws them occasionally, and he only invites couples)M Even when I was part of a couple, I never used to go...I think (like you said) at the end of the day you should just wanna hang out with the people who make ya happy. :)

Leon said...

Sounds like you all had fun. Nice analysis of the couples vs. singles thing.

Abeni said...

Aaron beating you in Scrabble? Where's my invite

Mad Bull said...

Natty and I will bring rum most of the time. We will talk about sex too, and if everyone is dancing and the liquor-in-yu-system level is right, we will dance your condo's floor out!

Other than that, you're probably right.

Irie Diva said...

sounds like me and LB still have singles mentality then...i wonder what that means.....

Marika said...

That is so true, especially about the alcohol thing. I drank some truly horrible dregs in my sordid past, but I hoped that I'd simply grown out of it rather than it being a side effect of being in a couple.

V. interesting observation, and great post!