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(NYPost)   The modern American bachelor party is no longer about booze, strippers, and guys who know how to keep a secret, and more about a quiet dinner out with a couple of close friends   (nypost.com) divider line 361
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2012-06-14 12:05:07 PM  
It's worth reading through to the punchline: "He notes sheepishly, however, that his fiancée "is thinking of Vegas for her [bachelorette party]."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
2012-06-14 12:13:34 PM  
My best friend's wedding is this August. We're going to Vegas for 4 days the weekend before. So there's that.
 
2012-06-14 12:20:26 PM  
...a shifting mindset among men who cite a "been there, done that" mentality, financial fatigue and a new distaste for raunchier activities that don't fit into their lives.


It's also worth noting that the guy in the article is 35. People in general are getting married much later in life and the wild oats were all sown years ago.
 
2012-06-14 12:32:38 PM  
See, I did this for a friend of mine, just a few of us, quiet dinner, served by strippers and concluding with a Donkey Show.
 
2012-06-14 12:36:54 PM  
A few of my friends have started to get engaged. I know I'll be going to a weekend bachelor party in AC in August, with a couple not-yet-planned ones over the following months.

I may get killed by my fellow thread-goers for this, but I will say that I don't think I'd want strippers at mine. Drinking, gambling, and a great meal? Yes, yes, and yes. But I've always found the whole stripper thing awkward.
 
2012-06-14 12:39:11 PM  
I got married 13 years ago. I had my three best buds over for a LAN party, and we played Warcraft 2 all night. I'm such a party animal.
 
2012-06-14 12:46:25 PM  
Assuming I ever find any woman willing to marry me, I'll probably just do what one of my good friends did before he got married last year: dinner at a steakhouse, a few hours at a classy strip club, then back to someone's house to play cards and bs away the rest of the evening and crash there. I don't feel the need to emulate 'The Hangover' or 'Very Bad Things' but factoring in strippers somewhat would still be required.
 
2012-06-14 12:46:44 PM  

FreakinB: A few of my friends have started to get engaged. I know I'll be going to a weekend bachelor party in AC in August, with a couple not-yet-planned ones over the following months.

I may get killed by my fellow thread-goers for this, but I will say that I don't think I'd want strippers at mine. Drinking, gambling, and a great meal? Yes, yes, and yes. But I've always found the whole stripper thing awkward.


I don't have any sexual hang-ups, but strippers make me feel uncomfortable, too. Kind of like homeless beggars.
 
2012-06-14 12:49:36 PM  
Part of it is probably that people are getting married later in life. But most bachelor parties I've been to have involved strippers, strip clubs, or escorts.

The tame parties suck, least of which is because the woman has convinced the guy she would absolutely not allow him to have strippers. F*CK THAT.
 
2012-06-14 12:53:42 PM  
I just got back from Prague, so I'm getting a kick out of the idea that drunken debauchery is no longer in fashion for bachelor parties. Makes Vegas look tame.
 
2012-06-14 01:39:03 PM  
Solution: Don't marry a woman unwilling to be one of the strippers at the party.

See how often the simple solution will elude us?
 
2012-06-14 01:47:25 PM  
I've had friends with both kinds this year, one in Vegas, one in New Orleans... and one hiking and whatnot in a cabin in northern California... I somehow only made it to two of those.
 
2012-06-14 01:48:18 PM  

RussianPooper: I just got back from Prague, so I'm getting a kick out of the idea that drunken debauchery is no longer in fashion for bachelor parties. Makes Vegas look tame.


Yep, I live in Amsterdam. If I ever didn't see a few stag/hen parties (as they're known in the UK) wandering through the streets drunk on a given weekend I'd wonder if Sharia law just got passed in the Netherlands or something.
 
2012-06-14 01:49:09 PM  
As long as the quiet dinner involves any type of drug consumption, I'd say it still counts.
 
2012-06-14 01:50:42 PM  
That's the groom's story, and he is sticking to it.
 
2012-06-14 01:52:04 PM  
Mine consisted of a school bus, keg of Sam Adams and trips to nudie bars. But there was a quiet (ok, loud and obnoxious) dinner before we left. Does that count?

/My brothers was a weekend trip to Montreal, Canada
//My cousin in Vermont was cow-tipping, I think.
 
2012-06-14 01:52:38 PM  

Somacandra: Solution: Don't marry a woman unwilling to be one of the strippers at the party.

See how often the simple solution will elude us?


I'm pretty sure some cultures required that the first fark be done in front of a crowd. It could mark a return to ancient ways.
 
2012-06-14 01:52:54 PM  

FreakinB: A few of my friends have started to get engaged. I know I'll be going to a weekend bachelor party in AC in August, with a couple not-yet-planned ones over the following months.

I may get killed by my fellow thread-goers for this, but I will say that I don't think I'd want strippers at mine. Drinking, gambling, and a great meal? Yes, yes, and yes. But I've always found the whole stripper thing awkward.


This is why your firends want to get you to a trip club even more.
 
2012-06-14 01:53:15 PM  
Why not both?.jpg
 
2012-06-14 01:53:38 PM  
If you get married in your early 20's, you are gonna miss out on a lot of stuff, so a big bachelor party makes sense. By the time you are in your 30's that sort of stuff is 'been there done that'...unless you are a dweeb who squandered his life.
 
2012-06-14 01:54:01 PM  
I went to a bachelor party excursion a couple of months ago. It began with a few hours of wifebeater paintball (paintball wearing wifebeaters and drinking), followed by drinking at a really trashy stripclub for an hour or two (girls fell into one of two categories: chubby or methskinny), followed by camping in the mountains with a great deal of drinking. Breakfast of several pounds of campfire bacon and eggs. Good times.
 
2012-06-14 01:54:27 PM  
FTA: "It was dorky, but so am I. I admit it," says Diamond, a 31-year-old West Village resident who made sure to filter out friends who wouldn't be happy with his G-rated menu of activities. His bachelor weekend kicked off with a civilized brunch at the organic, locally sourced East Village spot Back Forty, then moved on to a karaoke-thon and ended in an anticlimax, with Diamond and his buddies crashing on his couch to watch Ken Burns' documentary about the Civil War.



I going to guess that "Diamond" also squats to piss.
 
2012-06-14 01:54:46 PM  

Eddy Gurge: I got married 13 years ago. I had my three best buds over for a LAN party, and we played Warcraft 2 all night. I'm such a party animal.


(TF tag? check)

You're holding out on us, we know damn well you spend some time on Foobies.com.
 
2012-06-14 01:54:53 PM  

kid_icarus: ...a shifting mindset among men who cite a "been there, done that" mentality, financial fatigue and a new distaste for raunchier activities that don't fit into their lives.


It's also worth noting that the guy in the article is 35. People in general are getting married much later in life and the wild oats were all sown years ago.


That's what I'm reading between the lines. When my buddy got married and we were all 24 we went to Tahoe for 4 days, I'm now 34 and the two bachelor parties I've been to in the last 3 years both included a day of golf and an a restaurant that required a jacket.
 
2012-06-14 01:54:59 PM  

asmodeus224: If you get married in your early 20's, you are gonna miss out on a lot of stuff, so a big bachelor party makes sense. By the time you are in your 30's that sort of stuff is 'been there done that'...unless you are a dweeb who squandered his life.


Yeah I was gonna say, booze and debauchery? Sounds like a regular weekend to me...
 
2012-06-14 01:55:09 PM  
The importance of this:

brap: It's worth reading through to the punchline: "He notes sheepishly, however, that his fiancée "is thinking of Vegas for her [bachelorette party]."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


And This:

Somacandra: Solution: Don't marry a woman unwilling to be one of the strippers at the party.

See how often the simple solution will elude us?


Can not be over stated.
 
2012-06-14 01:55:19 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: FreakinB: A few of my friends have started to get engaged. I know I'll be going to a weekend bachelor party in AC in August, with a couple not-yet-planned ones over the following months.

I may get killed by my fellow thread-goers for this, but I will say that I don't think I'd want strippers at mine. Drinking, gambling, and a great meal? Yes, yes, and yes. But I've always found the whole stripper thing awkward.

I don't have any sexual hang-ups, but strippers make me feel uncomfortable, too. Kind of like homeless beggars.


Some venues are more depressing than others. One of the ones I went to for mine was the Stadium Club in DC. Those chicks were like topless trapeze artists.
 
2012-06-14 01:55:44 PM  

kid_icarus: It's also worth noting that the guy in the article is 35.


Yup.

This article is bullshiat by the way. Just someone trying to convince themselves that they are being 'modern and mature' and it's not just that thier lives have gotten lame.

Or that they have gotten all pussified by the feminization of the male in America.

/that being said, I am not a big fan of titty bars. There is just something deeply sad about the place.
// Queue the BloodHound Gang Song.(NSFW)
 
2012-06-14 01:55:50 PM  
I threw a bachelor party last weekend. We shot guns, ate steak, got wasted and went to the titty bar. It was the night of 4 Bs - bullets, beef, booze and boobs.
 
2012-06-14 01:55:55 PM  
Mine was an NHL game with seats on the glass and a strip club after. I couldn't have asked for much improvement there.
 
2012-06-14 01:55:56 PM  
Like someone else already mentioned, if your oats aren't already sown by the time you get married (in this day and age), you're getting married too young. That said, the trip upstate to go hiking sounds boring as hell. There's a happy medium.

I went to a couple strips clubs on a whim with some of the guys one night a few weeks ago. First time any of us had been in at least 10 years. Man, things have changed. It's now little more than some chick dancing on a distant stage raised up behind the bar, with dozens of other strippers prostitutes propositioning you non stop for private dances. It was more irritating and depressing than anything...
 
2012-06-14 01:56:02 PM  
My brother was groomsman for a good friend of his who'd gone all born-again after college. (This is a guy who once broke up with a girlfriend because, as he said, "I didn't see myself marrying her, and I was having lustful thoughts about her, which means I was having lustful thoughts about another man's wife." Remember, ladies, you are always already somebody else's property!) His wedding and therefore bachelor party were in New Orleans (where the bride was from), which for most of us could be a pretty good time, even if you don't go super-sleazy with it.

The bachelor party consisted of: all of the groomsmen, plus groom and groom's dad, driving to the mouth of the Mississippi, saying a prayer, then getting back in the car and driving back to the hotel. On the way, the groom awkwardly mentioned that he'd been thinking about reading a book he'd found that had advice for Christian virgins on their wedding night, and asked if everyone else thought that would be a good idea, or if it was too sinful.

Nobody knew what to say, and they did the rest of the ride in increasingly-awkward silence. Good times.
 
2012-06-14 01:56:17 PM  
I blame camera phones, the idiots who can't seem to understand no pictures means no god dam pictures, and for the love of all that is sacred do not post them on the internet.
 
2012-06-14 01:56:37 PM  

timujin: I've had friends with both kinds this year, one in Vegas, one in New Orleans.


Mine was New Orleans. That was...well...I still got married, so that's something.
 
2012-06-14 01:56:42 PM  
"A bachelor party is a rite of passage for guys," protests Carone, the entertainment director at Maxim. "When else can a group of guy friends cut loose like this"


uh, all through high school, though college and into your mid twenties...
 
2012-06-14 01:56:57 PM  
I was working at a strip club when I got married, so the idea of strippers seemed incredibly stupid. I went to a bachelor party last weekend that consisted of brats, burgers, frisbees, and lots and lots of beer and tequila. It was one of the more fun times I've had in months.
 
2012-06-14 01:57:20 PM  
These stories come out every so often. Very anecdotal. For every whipped guy like this, there's still a ton of guys who do it up the old fashioned way.
 
2012-06-14 01:57:26 PM  
last one i went to we did a racing day, followed by a fancy dinner and then we hit the bars.

strippers are kind of passe, because they're associated with bad cliched movies, low class, c section scars and the outdated boomer concepts of marriage. they're just not cool anymore.
 
2012-06-14 01:57:45 PM  
I have actually noticed that more females I know go the stripper route than guys I know.
 
2012-06-14 01:58:09 PM  
the only time I have ever tried cocaine was at a friend's Bachelor party. We were 22ish and I didn't think his marriage had a chance to go more than five years. Its almost been 15 years (jeez, I'm getting old) and they are still married, three kids.
/csb or not
 
2012-06-14 01:58:57 PM  
My bachelor party is going to be soonish.

My "best man" is a woman who knows strippers personally.

I'm no fool.
 
2012-06-14 01:59:37 PM  
My brothers bachelor party...8 guys in a small room watching Christian themed films, discussing the bible and drinking lemonade.

My bachelor party. I went to a strip club, had lap dances, drank shooters and stumbled to the bathroom. Next memory I had was of a guy pissing two inches from my head into the urinal...next memory, falling out of the back of a taxi and being robbed by my brother in law and his friends so they could get pizza money...next memory coming to in my friend house, lying on the hard wood floor and thinking I must have died...stumbling back to the apartment I shared with my bride to be..going to my wedding the next day and feeling like shiat. Good times.

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..
....
Never, ever been that drunk since.
 
2012-06-14 01:59:52 PM  
Ha, I have a bachelor party this Saturday. I guarantee there will be plenty of booze and debauchery.
And hopefully the, "I have no idea where I am and who this girl is."
 
2012-06-14 01:59:58 PM  

FreakinB: I may get killed by my fellow thread-goers for this, but I will say that I don't think I'd want strippers at mine. Drinking, gambling, and a great meal? Yes, yes, and yes. But I've always found the whole stripper thing awkward.


THIS.
 
2012-06-14 02:00:03 PM  
I guess I was doing it wrong. Oh well.
 
2012-06-14 02:00:15 PM  
I've been to a few of those. God damned farking boring is what they were.

Mine involved strippers. God bless them.
 
2012-06-14 02:00:32 PM  
I got married 20-some years ago (why, yes, I am old, thank you)...my batchelor party was a weekend camping trip in the desert with a large assortment of booze, guns and off-road vehicles....all of which were used grossly and dangerously...and a good time was had by all.

fast forward to a couple years ago and went to one for a buddy that had the whole stripper thing and it was decidely less fun...don't get me wrong, I like a naked dancing girl as much as the next hetero guy, but yeah, the stripper thing just becomes kinda "meh"...I guess for me, just the fact that I know she's only there to get paid is a downer...that she's done those exact same movements for thousands of other drunk, horny guys just in the last year, to the point that you can almost hear her counting off the minutes til she's done, it's just kind of depressing to me...
 
2012-06-14 02:00:42 PM  
I've been to some that involved international travel, trashed hotel rooms, and a boozy shiat show till the sun came up. No hookers though. Just pick up some drunk ass girls. I'll worry about hookers when I'm 50. I like strippers though. I dated one. It's all just a game/act selling your sole for cash job. Kind of like how I sit at a desk looking at a screen eight ours in a row; except you wear clear heels and the IRS thinks you make a lot less.
 
2012-06-14 02:00:57 PM  
The last one I went to consisted of all-day paintball, followed by a good meal with friends and hanging out. No strippers, but I think it was way more fun. You want to see naked people, the internet kinda has that covered.

I don't understand this idea that "IF YOU DON'T HAVE STRIPPERS YOU'RE NOT A REAL MAN". That seems... silly.
 
2012-06-14 02:00:57 PM  
I don't see the appeal of "My last night of freedom so I just have to see titties" either. If you felt that way, then why are you getting married?

I had a blast at my brother's bachelor party and we just went bar hopping a little.
 
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