The death of the party

We’re not partying as much as we used to.

Why?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the number of people attending parties and the amount of time they spend at them has declined. The average number of hours per day 15- to 24-year-olds spent partying has decreased from 2003 to 2014 from 15 minutes to 9 minutes. And, the percentage of partiers dropped roughly 7 to 4 percent.

It doesn’t sound like a huge number but it’s still a trend.

Maybe social media makes it easier to stay home and not feel alone. Or, maybe online dating makes it easier to meet someone from home rather than at a bar. The author also suggests that texting makes it easier for partiers to cancel, making it more annoying to have parties that aren’t attended. And, the fact that there are foodies among your friends might make you worry about serving crappy snacks, like potato chips.

Click here to read the NY Times article.


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