Skip Nav
Mother's Day
A Thank You Note to My Best Friend (Who Happens to Be My Mom)
Spring
29 Unique Wedding Guestbook Ideas
Mother's Day
Mother's Day Gifts For Moms Who Love to Read

Do You Still Paint the Town Red Even Though You're in a Relationship?

Do You Still Paint the Town Red Even Though You're in a Relationship?

We see celebrities hitting clubs with friends and new moms enjoying a much-needed night on the town even though they catch a lot of flack for leaving their babies or significant others at home, but who ever said you couldn't have a life after starting a family? I'm of the mindset that you don't have to become a hermit just because you're off the market, yet some people prefer to settle into that homebody routine just as soon as they find their mate. Since all relationships are different, tell me ladies, do you still paint the town red every once in a while even though you're in a committed relationship?

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
elephantheart elephantheart 7 years
I absolutely still go out with my girlfriends. Every couple of months we have a girls weekend where we get together at one of our houses, go out dancing, skinny dip in the pool, stay up late talking and drinking and making delicious food. I have been married for over nine years, I have four kids. It is a good thing for my relationship, and I think it's a good thing for my daughters to see that I am not a martyr, I still have fun with friends and can get dressed up and look nice. It's something to think about and look forward to when I start to feel a bit bogged down by all my responsibilities.
emalove emalove 7 years
My husband and I go out with our mutual friends together usually...
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 7 years
I stay home more now that I'm in a relationship but it's because I also have rent and bills and no money.
thelorax thelorax 7 years
I used to go out with my girls a lot, even when I was in relationships, but as soon as I got together with my now-husband, I knew it was different. We rarely go out anymore, because our priorities have shifted, but when we do we're always together, just so one never has to worry about the other. Plus, we have FUN together! I don't WANT to leave him at home!
dishcatastrophe dishcatastrophe 7 years
I never really went out before I had a lover.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
I've never liked going out. I was a homebody before him and I'm still one now. I will o out once in a while just for him.
pixigirl31 pixigirl31 7 years
hell yes i still go out. People that stay in are destined for a life of boredom :)
VennieB VennieB 7 years
absolutely! when we have kids, we'll probably settle down and party less. but being in a relationship doesn't stop us from going out and partying with our friends at all.
corduroy1 corduroy1 7 years
i used to party A LOT when i was younger. and i mean A LOT. ive been in a relationship for 5 years now, and i go out WAY, WAY less. i think its more from growing older/wiser than from "being a hermit" though.
sibalc sibalc 7 years
As long as you don't do it every night, i think once in a while is pretty acceptable
richandfamous10 richandfamous10 7 years
I have been in a serious relationship for a very long time and the only thing that has changed about my partying is that I'm not trying meet any new guys. I am happy with my relationship but as long as I am 20-something, I won't be changing anything. I go out without him all the time and it's not just with girls, it's with co-workers, groups of guys and girls.....just, my friends. He goes out with his friends too and sometimes we both go out together. It just depends on our schedules. We do spend time together at home every once in awhile, cooking dinner and watching a movie but honestly, I am a more go out and live life type of person. I can't stand people who shut out the rest of the world once they are in a serious relationship!
xoxoxx xoxoxx 7 years
I'd like to go out once in a while, but my Beau is so against it he makes me feel like a jackass at the sheer mention of a party or get together with pals.
grrlyrebel grrlyrebel 7 years
There's definitely a difference between going out to have fun and going out to score... That being said, I don't feel ashamed one bit about going out without my significant other, particularly since I find it annoying that there are some people who are attached at the hip to theirs (read: Real Housewives of NYC's Alex). But I don't hesitate to let my man have his own time for going out with the guys either, it's just fair!
grrlyrebel grrlyrebel 7 years
There's definitely a difference between going out to have fun and going out to score...That being said, I don't feel ashamed one bit about going out without my significant other, particularly since I find it annoying that there are some people who are attached at the hip to theirs (read: Real Housewives of NYC's Alex). But I don't hesitate to let my man have his own time for going out with the guys either, it's just fair!
crystalvillage06 crystalvillage06 7 years
My husband and I go out about once a week together. Our son has two sets of grandparents in town who always ask to watch him so it works out well for everyone. On nights we stay home we often have other couples and parents over for dinner and drinks. We're very social people and I don't think that has to stop because we have a child. Of course we're not partying like we did before our son but we still have a good time.
Meike Meike 7 years
Nope, I have never painted the town red and it's insulting to call those who thoroughly enjoy their lives predominantly with their SO's or families 'hermits'. I am alive. Thank you very much.
ilikeatea ilikeatea 7 years
I think its important to have a balance. While I do spend a lot of time with my boyfriend, I make a point of meeting up with friends at least once or twice a week to do stuff. Now it might be different and I am no longer bar hopping and clubbing but I try to keep in touch..dinners a few drinks and etc. My boyfriend does the same...so we are still our own people.
mlen mlen 7 years
with my last bf we went out together, we stayed home together and we went out seperately. i think the balance of all 3 is good! i'm not saying everytime we went out was a wild and crazy night but we partied occasionally- sometimes i'd drive so he could really let loose and sometimes he would so i could go nuts. it usually depended on who's friends we were out with (i'd let him party with his friends and he'd let me with mine)
joesbabygirl joesbabygirl 7 years
We are home bodies! We love it though and I wouldn't change it for nothing...
lana7128 lana7128 7 years
of course I do....there should be enough trust in the relationship that there won't be any problems with it. Personally, I'm not much for sitting on the couch all the time and find that I need good quality time with my girls.
Marni7 Marni7 7 years
I think its important to find a balance between your boyfriend and friends..I have been in a relationship for over 4 years and still go out dancing with my girlfriends maybe twice a month or so..you can't give up your life just because you are with someone.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 7 years
Fuck yeah I do! We both go out all the time together. Several times a week! Why, are we not supposed to do that? :? Oh, we're supposed to stay in, watch movies and get fat, arent we? Damnit, I do everything wrong. :P
italianblonde italianblonde 7 years
Yes!! I think it's so annoying that some of my friends go out for the sole purpose of looking for guys, and when they get a boyfriend, they stay in EVERY night. They think they can only have one or the other-a social life or a relationship. Your life shouldn't stop just because you have a boyfriend or kids!! But, when you're a mom if you go out like every weekend no matter what, I think that may be a bit much but that's just me.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 7 years
I never really was a partier and I still am not.. So I am void of this question LOL!
Brizeida Brizeida 7 years
I feel like, once a person is in a commited relationship then they should stick with it. How would you like it if your significant other was out there having fun like he/she was single? It may be hard but once you have your own family it is your responsibility to take care of it. Always think twice about commitment if you feel like you need to. Have fun while you're single because later on you will regret it!
Christina Aguilera Puts a Sexy Twist on Athleisure in Rare Public Outing for The Voice
Celebrity Theme Weddings
Dating Bucket List
Celebrities on Snapchat
Signs You're in a Clingy Relationship
Joel Madden and Nicole Richie Instagram Pictures
Christina Aguilera's Cutest Family Pictures

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Love
X