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Dear Poll: When Was Your Party Phase?

Most people have a party phase, a time in their lives when they take a lot of risks, forget about consequences, and are generally a bit out of control. Certainly many young Hollywood stars seem to be in the midst of theirs right now. While the rest of us don't live such glamorous lives, I'd bet that most of us have had a party phase of our own.

Maybe it was all about drinking or sex or doing drugs — maybe even all three — but either way, it's a wild time that most people, with a little hindsight, are glad to have behind us. Mine was definitely a high school thing, and I was burnt out by the time I got to college. What about you? When were you at your wildest?


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sleepybunny26 sleepybunny26 9 years
really my phase lasted in two spurts 16-18 and then 23-24 im 26 now go out with friends after work for drinks but no really wild party's these days most of my friends are married and have children, and i will be joining that in about 4 months and that for me is going to be a party.
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
I never really partied that much. I'm still waiting on that to kick in . . .
foo_mf_foo foo_mf_foo 9 years
om man...i partied a lot between 14-16. i honestly don't remember a lot!!! i am 26 now and married, but i still party a little...just more of a chill kind now
d_ford d_ford 9 years
I said 19-22, but it was more like 21-22. When I turned 19, legal age where I live, I partied alot with a girlfriend of mine, but I was always the DD. When my boyfriend of 2.5 years broke up when I was 21, I went definitely crazy. It's pretty much ended when I met my now husband. Now that I'm married and settled down, I'm very happy to be at home with my husband watching a movie, or grabbing drinks with friends instead of the bars/clubs.
enSue enSue 9 years
I never had a party phase. I never smoked or did drugs. I don't like alcohol -- just can't stand the taste and smell -- so I don't drink, either. I don't regret not ever partying. It's not my thing.
kendalheart kendalheart 9 years
I didn't pick any because I partied when i was about 17-20 then got into a relationship. When i became single again I partied again and now again im in a relationship so stopped partying so much....
princess_eab princess_eab 9 years
I was a late bloomer... never drank til late college, never had sex until I was off my parents' dime (22). But oh boy, the independence sparked a wild phase from 22-26.
TuTuLaRoo TuTuLaRoo 9 years
I had a lot of fun when I was 19 & 20 but I have never been a party girl. Laughing at drunk people is way more fun then being one of them!
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Ah yeah, I was one of the 36 people who voted, what phase? I'm still partying! I started partying when I was 16, ten years ago. Being that I'm PartySugar I'm still partying...
herjoiedevivre herjoiedevivre 9 years
I don't "party". I have physical issues that make it difficult for me to tolerate a lot of alcohol, and anyways, it just makes me sleepy. I've never had an interest in drugs either, and all of my friends are hilarious,etc. without being drunk. a lot of the stuff we like to do anyways would kill us if we were intoxicated. lol.
Tullia Tullia 9 years
I wasnt actually partying, but the young, bad days of my life were from 11-14. I do NOT miss those days, thank god im over it.
workin9to5 workin9to5 9 years
I said 19-22, but it really did start earlier. I got in trouble for drinking more than once in high school. I definitely started to party and drink around 14. But for me it feels like two separate party phases, the high school one and the college one. In college I also started hooking up with guys, and I never did that in high school, so college sort of seems wilder even though the drinking thing was kind of old news for me by then.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
Then, i would go clubbing 3 times a week, drank so much, i dunno how i got home and turn up for uni lectures the next day. I miss those days. so carefree, and everything is so new and fun.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
19 - 22, and even 23-24. wild days wild days. :)
pink_magnetism pink_magnetism 9 years
I was pretty into it around 18-19, but it died off when when my friends stopped wanting to go out. Then in the last year, I've had new friends and I'm back. I'd say the last 3 months or so it's probably been the craziest.Breaking up with my boyfriend & then have him move on to another girl probably didn't help, lol.
kayleigh83 kayleigh83 9 years
I'll be 20 in a couple months and my party phase has been going pretty solidly since I was about 15 or so.
Marseeah Marseeah 9 years
I'm 25, and married, and I go out more now than I did in college or in the past few years - probably because I've recently moved to NYC, and so many of my college friends are here, and we all hang out often, and... it's just so convenient and easy for an innocent bottle of wine with dinner to end up with a wild and crazy night. (My trainer, even though I'm 110 lbs and really fit, just told me that "I am going to give you more crunches, because I know you drink a lot of wine, and I don't want it to start showing." I just laughed and laughed at her.)
Kellylicious Kellylicious 9 years
I am SO boring now at 25. I used to love to go out, so I don't know what happened! lol.
heineken67 heineken67 9 years
penguins268 penguins268 9 years
I'm only 16 and I pretty much already know I'm not a partier (I might have to wait til college to REALLY say that, but I'm pretty sure I won't change :)) Every time I hear someone at school blab about how wasted they were, I just think about how stupid and immature they are being. I would rather go out to dinner with 2 or so good friends and just talk--I love a good conversation.
ualili ualili 9 years
18-22. I partied a little too hard on my 22nd birthday and decided I had partied enough. Plus, I had just graduated college and started working, so partying was hard to do. Worked out well because when I met my now DH, I had got all the partying out of my system and was ready for a relationship.
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
15-17; my friends are still in that phase (college), but it's jsut so old for me. i work & go to school full-time, partying would seem dumb!
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
Oh man pretty much from 7th grade to the beginning of junior year in HS! I started smoking when i was young and that led to drinking and then my friends introduced me to pot (I only smoked like 7 times through this phase) but nothing else. I was really crazy but i had control over myself. I knew when to stop and how to act when drunk. But oh man...i really partied hard. I'm 19 now and am in a serious relationship but we still party once in a while, It's just so much more fun staying at home and watching movies and cuddling and stuff.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
i would say 17 - 23... after 23 I became a recluse :)
SparklinSeahorSe SparklinSeahorSe 9 years
Mine lasted about a summer. I was 17. I had always been the "good girl"... I was always against drinking/drugs but I started hanging out with these girls who were big partiers. It was a mix of peer pressure but mostly just because I wanted to experience it. I would drink every weekend and spend the night at my friends house so my parents never caught on. I got myself into a couple crappy situations... nothing awful, just gross guys coming onto me, making myself really sick from too much alcohol, etc. I'm kind of over it now. I like to get drunk and go to a big party every once in awhile, or drink with my girlfriends, but that's it. I don't do drugs. I was never into sex... I'm actually still a virgin. That was one thing I never got into was casual sex!
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