I Hate Parties

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 235 People

    Wave Your Hands In The Air

    I’ve been to a lot of parties in my time and I don’t remember enjoying (m)any of them.  You’d think I’d stop attending but I’m (a) hopeful and (b) don’t like to be rude.  Yeah, I’ll be there, I’ll say. There were a few years that ecstasy made a party not too...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    1 Response Aug 3, 2011


    A lot of the parties where I am are just people drinking, smoking up and trying to hook up with each other. Every time I go to a party it seems like one of my friends is passed out from drinking or greened out and I have to take care of them. I don't mind taking care of my...
    brighteyed brighteyed
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 14, 2007

    It's Not Every Party That I Hate

    When i say i don't like parties, i'm referring to the ones where everybody goes to get drunk/try to score/rub each other. It's so noisy. You can barely hear what people are talking about. And the only reason they're jumping around dancing and laughing is because they're drunk...
    ImmaSlender ImmaSlender
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 28, 2012

    I Hate Parties, Dance And Talk With Normal People

    Well, as I said in the title of the story, I hate dance, parties and, if I go to a party always prefer sit down and all the time just seeing how the people "fun". I put it in quotes because for me that's not fun, just for me. My Party is be with friends, listening good music...
    LeoMoyano LeoMoyano
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jul 25, 2012

    I have never enjoyed parties of any sort.

    For me parties are more like torture than fun. I have never been a social person. For me it is easier to do manual labor than to keep a conversational ball rolling. I will never be a witty person who can effortlessly tell jokes and regale people with fascinating stories. I am...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme
    Jun 12, 2015


    I really hate parties, or social gatherings of any kind, no matter how small. I don't go to them, ever; the thought is terrible enough. Because you're expected to talk to people, to mingle. Sometimes you're expected to drink, which I don't do (I don't like anything that can...
    Ragelovelumos Ragelovelumos
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 17, 2012
    mayraargt mayraargt
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 14, 2015

    I Like The Quiet Life

    Never have been much for parties.As a kid, my mother was a party animal. She would throw huge parties at our house, where every room was filled with young drunk people, the sound of rock and roll invaded every part of the house, and I would have to sleep through it all in order...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Jul 6, 2013

    Not For Me

    I don't enjoy parties but anyone I've shared this information with treats me like a pariah. They get offended and take it personally."But what about my most recent party," they exclaim in horror. "Oh well of course your party is the exception" I...
    partyhater partyhater
    3 Responses Jun 27, 2009

    Not Very Fun

    At parties I’m expected to do things I don’t always find fun. I don’t like to drink. I don’t like to listen to the top music hits until they're burned into my brain. I don’t even particularly like to dance. Honestly, I feel bad for my friends...
    NoEh NoEh
    3 Responses Mar 30, 2009

    God I hate big parties.

    It's all loud and crouded. I have sensitive ears. Here I am in the corner on my phone
    Tigergirl1217 Tigergirl1217
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2015


    I can't stand parties. I find them stressfull, chaotic and pointless. Meet people? Why. Usually the'ye so full of s@@@ and phoney.
    stonemaze17 stonemaze17
    1 Response May 21, 2010

    I'm in the car on my way to one now

    and I'm sitting here thinking about what position should I stand in or sit in so I don't look awkward... and like what topics can I bring up that I like talking about that aren't going to creep people out? but if I try to keep the conversation too basic then I'll come off as...
    ChikoMontez ChikoMontez
    22-25, F
    Jul 22, 2015

    So that wedding reception

    that I was going to get dragged to? I got out of it. After saying "no" 87 times and vaguely explaining why I didn't want to go.
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 13, 2014


     i hate parties. i hate that i can't be myself. i hate being fake or just being quite b/c i know the way i live and the way i feel about things would either offend people or bore or maybe even scare them.     i used to go to punk gigs all the time, back yard...
    MadisonMarie MadisonMarie
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2008

    I "Can't" Party

    I am really quiet and shy, and when I go to parties I feel so awkward and bad about myself. I feel like I have no hope for meeting my potential love and new friends because I am so awkward. I have been going through a tough time and I thought going to a party tonight would help...
    kennababe123 kennababe123
    22-25, F
    Sep 28, 2013

    I Hate Parties Too!

    There is always violence, underaged drinking and sex at most parties. I feel mad and angry when people talk about wild parties with all of the things mentioned above. I feel that America's youth is controlled by hookups, breakups and sex. I'm only 21 and I don't drink but most of...
    Anticleia Anticleia
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2008

    I am a very quiet person.

    I don't like to speak unless I have something specific and important to say. I don't like to chatter aimlessly. This doesn't exactly make me the life of the party. Social conversation is not fun for me. I don't have a wide range of knowledge or education, so it's difficult for...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme
    Jun 17, 2015

    So many people keep asking me am I going to

    this party ?! Like no I don't smoke and I don't drink and I don't dance so like.... Eh no thanks
    rubyy25 rubyy25
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2014

    I've been invited to quite a few parties this

    year and well I could not get myself to go. I'm kinda shy and awkward so parties don't work well. I'd be the one to stand in the corner all night quietly sipping on Pepsi while everyone's getting drunk off their ***. Oh well. I'll stick to my Friday night dates with Netflix. :)
    katsrecovery katsrecovery
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2014

    I Just Am Not A Party Guy.

    I've been to parties and am around parties a lot. I live with 4 college girls and there is a party at my place at least once a week. It's all good, I don't care that they are partying or anything, I just don't like to be a part of it. I am a guy who loves conversations and debate...
    Jonnn Jonnn
    18-21, M
    Nov 19, 2010

    One Minute In The Cupboard

    I don't exactly hate parties but there was this one party I just can't forget. I've gotten over it but anyway here's my experience: I was 11 at that time and then my friend invited my whole class (boys included!) to his party at his house and we played one minute in the cupboard...
    jaceydrews jaceydrews
    18-21, F
    Sep 2, 2013

    I cant say i hate parties,

    i think if i feel anything toward them, its fear. Id love to have a good time and dance and feel the music and talk with lots of people but every time i decide to go to a party, i get anxious. I feel nauseous and depressed and weird. I end up sitting on the sidelines nearly...
    PainIsPeace PainIsPeace
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 7, 2015

    My cousin's wedding is next weekend,

    and my family is probably going to make me go to the wedding reception. :/ I hate wedding receptions because it's everything I don't like - dancing, lots of people I don't know, and no one for me to talk to. I'll end up doing what I always do, sit at a table alone until my dad...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 7, 2014

    Dislike Parties, But Like Social Gathering

    It is friday night/saturday morning and I am not at a party getting drunk hanging out with people. Most people think I am strange, but just don't like the typical party at my college. The typical party is people drinking beers, playing some kind of beer game, listening to...
    SaltySpider SaltySpider
    22-25, M
    Oct 8, 2010


    I hate parties. To be specific I panic when I'm surrounded by people having fun. The closer they are to my age, and the more genuine and natural the fun they are having, the harder I find it. In my eyes happy people are a bullying crowd waiting to happen. Group enjoyment bonds...
    Pirsig Pirsig
    31-35, M
    10 Responses Oct 5, 2007

    So there's a party tonight.

    I absolutely hate parties. Hate. Hate. Hate. I never really found what's so great about loud music and a line of dry humping on a wall. I mean really? What has this generation come to. Don't get me wrong, I like to have fun. But I'm more of the getty type of person, which...
    plainjane02 plainjane02
    22-25, F
    Mar 21, 2014

    Not all of them, like birthday parties are fun

    but the really big ones with lots of drugs and alcohol are not ok especially if u didn't know that stuff was gonna be there before u went
    deleted deleted
    Jun 6, 2015

    I Have to Admit

    And I have not been in many, I guess after a few times attending them, people find out you are out of place. I attended one here on EP, it was a fairy ball, that was a good one!
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
    36-40, F
    May 3, 2009

    Ek. So much smoke and drinking.

    Always come home smelling like a street prostitute.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 24, 2014

    I was drug to a distant cousin's 51st birthday

    party earlier. We weren't supposed to stay long, but we stayed for like an hour (which is too long for me). It was outside, had a live band, and there were people of literally every age. Everyone was too close around me and I had to stop every once in a while and just...
    graveyardghosty graveyardghosty
    18-21, F
    Sep 6, 2014

    Oh No, Another Party...

    That's the first thing that crosses my mind when somebody invites me to a party (not a house party, but rather one of those parties in clubs). I just start to think how I can devise a polite way to avoid it. Too many people, too loud, uninteresting music, no conversation and most...
    Siorys Siorys
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 4, 2012

    So I'm at this random *** 4th of July party

    right now with my dad's friends. This is usually how it goes, how it is now... My friggin birthday party was like this last year. I'm pushed to the side. No one cares about me. I don't know anyone, or I don't really care about any one. So I sit here, doing nothing, wishing for...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 4, 2014

    I Prefer Doing It Alone

    Whenever i attend parties, i get easily intimidated. I would be easily lost in the crowd and trying not to be involved in any activities instead just sitting in a designated place and watch people do what they do or just leave the party itself and go home disappearing while not...
    regieJR regieJR
    18-21, M
    Nov 17, 2012

    I Don't Understand

    In the socially awkward and alone point of view, I don't understand how people can be so social. How people can just jump conversation to conversation with ease and always enjoy themselves. How there's always an abundance of alcohol and everything's always so loud. I can never be...
    Paxis Paxis
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2012

    I'm at a Halloween party with my husband,

    and I only know about 3 people. I feel like I'm being judged. I don't talk to people I don't know, so this really sucks. I'm just not a social person.
    tzeitel1 tzeitel1
    41-45, F
    Oct 31, 2015

    Why I Hate Parties Parties are

    yet another social event where one is expected to exhibit normative gender behavior. Formal attire must reflect the gender that matches your biological sex. Even in dancing, there are gender-based restrictions on how you can do it. In parties, participators must also possess...
    toba122 toba122
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2014

    I Hate Raves, Parties, And Concerts.

    I have never been to a party, rave, or concert in my life. I never will. I hate parties, the way every chick tries to grind her *** on any guy with a bulge in his pants, how 8/10 of the people spike the punch at the same damn time. If I ever went to a party, I'd be the guy in the...
    DjKleven DjKleven
    18-21, M
    Jan 5, 2012

    Update: I am at the party

    and I am so scared that I can barely breathe... the margaritas make the nerves go away a bit.
    ChikoMontez ChikoMontez
    22-25, F
    Jul 22, 2015

    Not all parties, just all Christmas parties.

    2 hours minimum with people I barely if at all know? No thanks. I'll stay home and read.
    Brimmless Brimmless
    18-21, F
    Dec 5, 2014

    Alone In a Crowded Room

    okay, not all parties,  but some. when you're with people who make you feel alone.  or people whom you're not comfortable with.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 3, 2009
    ChikoMontez ChikoMontez
    22-25, F
    Jul 22, 2015
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