A lot of people in their late 20s and early 30s complain how they changed in the past 10 Years when it comes to drinking and going out. You can often hear people in that age complaining about their terrible hangover after a night out. The typical moan is “Ah, it’s nothing like it was 10years ago. The things are much worse.”


Well, they are not that far from reality. In fact, physiology is the crucial factor. People’s aging affects our way of coping with illnesses, our eyesight, or even hair loss. And the same goes for alcohol. Our bodies and bloodstream need a longer time to process the alcohol we consumed yesterday.

According to Drinkwise, there are some other medical explanations for that. The amount of water in our bodies is lower than we had when we were younger. Therefore, we have less fluid which dissolves the alcohol in our blood. Also, with aging, we gain more fat tissues which replace our muscles. It means higher blood alcohol concentration (BAC).

Party desire and psychology

But how about something else? Don’t forget the psychological factors! Do the people in that age gap realize that their desire to party is not the same as it was 10 years ago? A lot of people underestimate that, but it is a significant factor. Human physiology is always affected by our psychology.

When someone is in his late teens or early 20s, he just discovered the party life.

Never mind, how tired you are from the yesterday's party you are ready for the next one. You will happily neglect your tiredness for the sake of having more fun. Just because when you are that young, going out is something new and thrilling.

The grown-up person is more rational

What about going out when you are in your 30s? In case you are not married or in a serious relationship you are always up to go out for a drink.

But what would you say now if you went out on Friday, and someone asks you to do the same thing on Saturday? With some slight exceptions of the real party-animals, most of the people will politely decline the invite. They could consider going out, but common sense to stay at home will prevail. And it is not that they just can’t cope with the hangover.

Here the rational thinking takes place. And you ask yourself “Do I need to do that again?”

Our concerns

The rationalization is related to our daily responsibilities as well. When you are older, you face the issues which everyone has. You think about your career, bills that you must pay, and maybe children. It’s nothing like Ten Years ago when your biggest worry was skipping a lecture at Uni or missing a football game with your mates.