Is there ever a time and a place? Or are they simply inappropriate no matter what.
While talking about them in general is fine with me...i'm more interested in talking about it in the context of post college adults. Only because we know that college kids do this frequently and often over indulge in alcohol on an extremely regular basis.
Like how about us, or other people our age(wide range, i know)? Or does age not matter. How about parents of children? Or does parental status not matter?
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For parents and non-parents I think it's fine as long as you don't have anything to do the next day that people need you to not be hungover for.
We haven't played any since having our child, but I don't judge anyone who does as long as they have a responsible caretaker for their children when they are drinking and the next day.
Last edited by wlillie; 06-16-2011 at 09:43 PM.
I don't find them interesting or fun, so I would not partake in them as an adult. I think adults can drink alcohol because hopefully they are able to monitor thier drinking and not overindulge to where it becomes a problme. But if I am correct, drinking games are about over indulgence and getting people to drink to the point of drinkeness right? Well I hope they are not doing that in the company of children. Other then that I don;t relly care what other people do.
Where I used to live drinking to excess and drinking games were an every weekend occurance for most of the people I worked with. I played a drinking game one weekend and it didn't hold much appeal, but then again the whole go out and get off your head drunk every weekend didn't appeal to me either, and I was one of the youngest. I say to each their own so long as they are hurting anyone.
I'm not a fan. I prefer to drink alcohol on my own terms though.
But my DH will play beer pong with his buddies occasionally and I have no issue with it. It's just not my preference as to how to spend my time.
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I didn't really know that these existed beyond college age or so. I would find it very strange to see my peers playing a drinking game.
I also don't think that people who drink alcohol need to hire caregivers for the night AND the next day to take care of their children. Most adults I know partake of alcohol socially (and responsibly) on a several time/week basis.
No drinking games in my social circle...even the single friends aren't really doing that sort of thing. Pretty much everyone is holding down a job (luckily), whether it's a 9-5er or one wrangling little people. Getting smashed and then getting up early to function at work or to listen to a whining toddler just doesn't seem all that appealing. Like previously mentioned, it's mostly responsible social drinking.
If you are post college age and find that a little beer pong brings you happiness, more power to you, I guess. Parental status doesn't matter to me, so much as whether their is offspring involvement...that's the line that would make it seem inappropriate, IMO.