13 Excuses You Tell Yourself When Deciding To Go Out

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Because sometimes girls just wanna have fun.

If you want to go out, nothing is going to stop you. Even if you have really, really good reasons that should stop you.

1. It'll Only Be One Drink

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HINT: It is never only one drink.

2. I Deserve It

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Maybe you do, but if you think back I bet you deserved it a lot of times.

3. It's A Special Occasion

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You just have to go out for your boyfriend's second cousin's birthday. What kind of women would you be otherwise!?

4. You'll Stay In Tomorrow

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You won't. You really, really won't.

5. You Just Got Paid!

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Sure, but the drinks still cost the same amount. And you need that money to last all month.

6. You Haven't Been Out Properly In AGES

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Yeah... that's probably not true.

7. You Have To Check Out This New Place

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Even though it'll still be there tomorrow. And next weekend. And, if it's any good, for months and years after that.

8. You Just Bought A New Outfit

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It just has to be shown off, right? But the thing is, whatever nigh you wear it, it will be a new outfit. Now or a month from now.

9. You've Been So Healthy Lately

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Maybe— but that's not going to help tomorrow's hangover.

10. You've Been Bailing So Much Lately

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But then surely bailing once again won't hurt, right?

11. Your Boss Will Be Mad If You Miss Work Drinks

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You know what will make your boss even madder? Getting drunk and red-wine crying at your workers at 6 pm. That will be worse, I promise.

12. It's Rude To Cancel Last Minute

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Everybody does it. Every. Body. Does. It.

13. You Just Want To

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OK, so it's not an excuse— it's just a reason. And you know what? It's reason enough.


Deciding whether or not to go out can be a huge internal battle. But ultimately, you need to discover your inner YOLO and go for it. It's totally acceptable reasoning.

What's your best excuse for hitting the town? SHARE your stories!