Do You Guys Chill Most Nights?

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    Jul 16, 2009 3:31 PM GMT
    My two best friends are a couple that go out for drinks and dinner most nights after work. They love it and have about twice as many friends and friendly acquaintances as me and my other friends.

    I like to chill in the evenings after work.

    I read somewhere that extroverted people "recharge" by being around other people and if your basically introverted you "recharge" by having alone time.

    What do you guys think-and do you Chill most evenings or are you out and about most evening after work??

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    Jul 16, 2009 3:52 PM GMT

    sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. (-_-)
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    Jul 16, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    I don't think my wallet can handle that much socializing. icon_lol.gif

    But usually after work, I go run and then hit the gym. I think I would be too tired to go out after all that.
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    Jul 16, 2009 11:13 PM GMT
    I like relaxing most nights especially lately I've been needing to keep away from people cause I'm getting snappy and constant socialising drives me up the wall
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    Jul 17, 2009 2:04 PM GMT

    I use to think I was very antisocial because I didn't do alot of the things other people I knew did. But I realized I am pretty social in my own way and whereas I usually just stay at home and relax over a good tv show, meal and video game, I do get just as much enjoyment helping my cadre with a project, or setting up events at the college and attending meetings. Back when i was with my honor society, we did a lot of programs and volunteering and would stay in hotels in different states for conventions and it was a lot of fun.

    Sometimes I don't realize how much I miss being active until I run into an old friend at the grocery store while my bf and I are shopping.

    but for the most part, I love being undisturbed in the comfort of my home.
  • swimbikerun

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    Jul 17, 2009 2:09 PM GMT
    I tend to chillax.
  • calibro

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    Jul 17, 2009 2:18 PM GMT
    i take a nap and then see if i have the energy to take another
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    Jul 17, 2009 2:21 PM GMT
    I would say I'm an extrovert but tend to stay in most nights. Of course my idea of going out is to a movie or hanging out at a bookstore or something. I definitely need time just to myself but I would like to get out and be more social in general.
  • GQjock

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    Jul 17, 2009 2:24 PM GMT
    By the time I get home from work and the gym
    feed myself and the dog
    I barely got time to catch the ten o'clock news icon_confused.gif

    What's Chill?
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    Jul 17, 2009 2:24 PM GMT
    depends on the week.

    i have found that i feel more connected to my friends if i make some one-on-one plans with them during the week. a morning coffee, a quick happy hour beer, or a dinner during the week can really help.

    now, what I am *not* is that guy who's at the bar 7 nights a week.

    if i'm feeling lonely or disconnected, step one is to extend a few invites. i've found they are returned tenfold.
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    Jul 17, 2009 2:25 PM GMT
    I'm more of an introvert, but enjoy being around people in the evenings, usually for some shared activity. Afterward, on those nights, I often need some down time at home, alone, to wind down for bed. Otherwise, I'm too buzzed to sleep.
  • Enderby

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    Jul 17, 2009 2:34 PM GMT
    I normally love being around people, but during the week I like alone time after work. Probably because my job is really social. I interact with clients and the employees I manage all day long and no matter what I have to have a good positive attitude even if the world is coming to an end. But wait for the weekend...I'll be social again.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Jul 17, 2009 2:47 PM GMT
    I try to go out after work twice a week for happy hour. I don't stay out too long, just a couple of drinks and an appetizer split between coworkers. We have a nice bar right across the street from work, so it's convenient, and we're all around the same age, it's usually a good way to unwind after work.

    I do occasionally go out to dinners with friends, but it's usually one on one, not larger groups. Also, all my friends are dating or coupled off, so it's not happening as often as I would like, which sucks, because I hate to cook.
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    Jul 17, 2009 2:56 PM GMT
    MattyR said

    I read somewhere that extroverted people "recharge" by being around other people and if your basically introverted you "recharge" by having alone time.

    What do you guys think-and do you Chill most evenings or are you out and about most evening after work??



    Hmmm don't know about the whole introvert/extrovert thing. I'm definitely not introverted and I enjoy socializing but I definitely need my alone time to chill, relax and just decompress.
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    Jul 17, 2009 3:12 PM GMT
    Mon-Tue evenings I tend to chillax at home after the gym...on Weds-Thursday I might do something social in the evening, but low key like dinner with a friend.
  • Latenight30

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    Jul 17, 2009 3:19 PM GMT
    after 7 years we tend to stay in. Also we both work around a lot of public so going out is counter productive to relaxing. He is on an airplane with 199 of his closest friends and I"m usually around drunk wedding guests. When we do go out it's usually just the 2 of us for drinks. I do think a lot of it depends on what kind of work you are in, to wether you want to go back out into the public.
  • shoelessj

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    Jul 17, 2009 4:46 PM GMT
    MattyR said

    I read somewhere that extroverted people "recharge" by being around other people and if your basically introverted you "recharge" by having alone time.




    i agree with you and latenight.

    i think that i am generally introverted, and i really recahrge with 'alone' time or time spent doing low-energy things, like on those nights when both my boyfriend and i are at home, we'll make dinner or go out, then just take a walk, maybe stop at starbucks or some such place, and we'll use that time to catch up with each other. because of our upside down schedules, our 'going out with friends' consists of going to brunch or once every couple months a double date for dinner or a show.

    we do often tell each other we need more friends, especially since a few have moved away in the past year, but the conundrum is just how do we meet new people to be friends? anyone here, and in our area, interested? (kinda kidding but not completely).

    also, i spend my work day/night calling people, talking, writing, etc., and i like to unwind by doing nothing or listening instead of talking. and i hate talking about my work - i like my job but i just think 'i'm off the clock, 'let's talk about fun stuff, and food, and sports and music instead of the news of the day.'

    i believe though, there's a difference, before anyone disses the introverts, between an introvert and someone who is anti-social. i am generally skeptical of strangers, new people, etc.,, but once i am friends with someone, i'll be one of their best friends, and you know, i try to be generally pleasant with folks i don't know.

    maybe age has something to do with it as well. even though i was much more introverted in my early 20s, i went out to clubs almost every night - i wasn't the social butterfly type, but i just needed to be around lots of people, with the loud music thumping and people dancing, etc. but once you find that special someone, and after your friends you went clubbing with don't do so anymore, you have much less reason to go to the bars/clubs. nowadays we'll go to a bar/club maybe once a month, usually on an off-night or i may go alone if i know the guy/gal who is dj-ing, just to show my support.


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    Jul 17, 2009 4:53 PM GMT
    I'm honestly somewhere in between! I go out about 3 or 4 nights a week. I enjoy the energy I feel when I'm out in a big crowd, having a good time. But there are times when I just need to get away from everyone and just recharge from the BS I deal with regularly!
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    Jul 18, 2009 12:14 AM GMT



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    Jul 18, 2009 12:21 AM GMT
    calibro saidi take a nap and then see if i have the energy to take another



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    Jul 18, 2009 12:29 AM GMT
    I tend to be extreme in both. It depends.

    Recharge for what is interesting. If you chill aren't you just doing one step before sleep?

    I don't "chill" so much as need to spend alone time outside. But I think that is normal, walks on the beach and park. I likegoing alone to someplace I've never been.