Are there any social activities that you undertake just to spend time with your friends?

surreptitious surreptitious
I am really not a fan of movie theatres, however going to the movies is a rather common occurrence among the group of friends that I currently see the most. I try to suck it up every now and then and go with them because I like spending time in their company, but going to the cinema really doesn't do much for me. I can think of a few other things that I've done on occasion, like going to the beach or hitting up the mall.

Are there any activities in which you participate simply to spend time with those who enjoy them? It's not to say that my friends don't allow me to choose activities from time to time, but I'm pretty flexible when they invite me to do something. I'm really interested in knowing if this is a common thing.
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Yes, there are some activities that I merely tolerate for the sake of friendship.
11  (55%)
This has happened once or twice.
5  (25%)
No, I only spend time with my friends when we're participating in activities we all enjoy.
4  (20%)
Total votes: 20
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Mwar Mwar
I'm not a big party or club person, but I will go to be social. I do have fun most of the time, but I'm old and like to go home early.
05/23/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
At-home events like tv nights I sometimes participate in, but I wouldn't watch those shows by myself. Baby showers and such also qualify (who really likes a baby or wedding shower? No one.)
05/23/2013
poetprincess poetprincess
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Originally posted by surreptitious
I am really not a fan of movie theatres, however going to the movies is a rather common occurrence among the group of friends that I currently see the most. I try to suck it up every now and then and go with them because I like spending time in their ... More
Yes I admit I do sometimes. Just this past weekend I hosted my BFF's baby shower, its not a bad thing, I adore her, but she has very few friends, so I was stuck having to try to fill the room. I ended up calling in some work friends that have met her once or twice, and we ended up making it a child friendly shower so people could bring their kids. She loved it but I was so frustrated with it cause I was the only one who bought gifts and one of my friends kids destroyed my house, he ran through it trashing it and did not pick anything up.
05/23/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Bars - usually either friends are playing at one or C and his friends are on a pub crawl. I'm okay, but usually bored to death because the people aren't worth watching. If friends are playing, then I can at least concentrate on their music.
05/23/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I'm not a fan of movies - so I don't go - not even with my wife.

My friends and I like like to golf - other than that we do dinner or BBQ in the back yard.
05/24/2013
LoveX LoveX
I don't generally hang out with friends, unless they come hang out at my house or I go to theirs.
05/24/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
I don't like clubbing, but I would go with my friends once in a while. But it is the opposite with the movies, I actually prefer to go to the cinema by myself.
05/24/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by SourAppleMartini
I don't like clubbing, but I would go with my friends once in a while. But it is the opposite with the movies, I actually prefer to go to the cinema by myself.
I really, really enjoy watching movies with friends, it's just that I hate doing so where I'm not allowed to fidget or rewind (or whatever it's called on a digital edition) or laugh loudly at inappropriate times or exclaim about things or discuss the movie if I want to. It's interesting that you prefer to go by yourself - is it that you don't like it when people talk during the film?
05/24/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by poetprincess
Yes I admit I do sometimes. Just this past weekend I hosted my BFF's baby shower, its not a bad thing, I adore her, but she has very few friends, so I was stuck having to try to fill the room. I ended up calling in some work friends that have met ... More
That sounds like a really frustrating experience, but at least she enjoyed it! I also find it very, very strange that so many people would accept an invitation to a shower and not bring a gift. I mean, personally, I can't stand that we're essentially expected to bring presents to certain things just because of convention, but I was raised to bring a present if you accept an invitation to a wedding or shower or the formal, organized kind of birthday party (not just the kind where people say "I'm using my birthday as an excuse to have a party," which was the kind that I most frequently encounter now-a-days). Even if I wind up not being able to go at the last minute, it's still expected by my mother that I will send a gift (because these sorts of things are generally for family members - I don't tend to keep a lot of friends who like things like getting married young and having babies, because neither is something that I'm interested in in the slightest).

I actually got invited to the shower of someone that I hadn't seen in years about 8 months ago, and I feel that I got an invitation largely because she didn't have a ton of people to invite and wanted to reach out to everyone. I used to love showers when I was a kid, but now that I'm old enough to have to actually participate in discussion about the future child instead of just playing games and eating cake, they bore the heck out of me.

I hope that you got your house cleaned up without too much trouble. I bet that your BFF was probably thinking about how glad she'd be when her baby turned out not to be a holy terror like that (or worrying that it would!).
05/24/2013
eri86 eri86
I went to a club a couple times. Not a fan of clubs, even though I do like dancing.
05/24/2013
butts butts
There's been a FEW occasions when I got sucked into activities that I didn't care for, but usually that's not a problem. It's usually bro parties that I SOMEHOW end up at unwillingly hahaha!
05/24/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
Of course. I think we all do. I would say the movies. I'm not a fan of going to them.
05/24/2013
Sbmsvschoolgirl Sbmsvschoolgirl
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Originally posted by Allstars316
Of course. I think we all do. I would say the movies. I'm not a fan of going to them.
I agree. It's not so much that I don't like going to the movies, I just don't like going to the movies to hang out with friends because I don't feel like its really hanging out/spending time with them.
05/24/2013
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Yes, I won't do something I hate but I'd go to movies I wouldn't go otherwise if friends are going.
05/24/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
Sometimes, but all relationships are give and take. I have some friends that hate hiking but still hike with me.
05/24/2013
js250 js250
I will do some stuff with friends that are not things I would choose to do, but not things I just detest....same goes for my friends, though--they do things I really like as well.
05/24/2013
married with children married with children
yes, parties. I am not a party person. Not sure why. But I would rather stay home then go to a party and hang out with a bunch of drunks. But I suck it up and go every now and then.
05/24/2013
Nezzie13 Nezzie13
Large, informal parties, clubbing, and recreational clothes shopping
05/24/2013
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