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There comes a time in every adult’s life when the idea of going out loses its charm.
You find yourself fantasising about bed after just one glass of wine, and staying out until 1am becomes a real effort. Then, eventually, you reach the point when you just stop bothering altogether. If you’ve found yourself in this camp, you’ll be pleased to know there’s finally a term for this feeling: FOGO (i.e. Fear Of Going Out), the grownup’s version of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).
Those of us afflicted with FOGO appreciate that leaving the house to drink overprice tequila and endure terrible DJ music is completely overrated. You’re not alone — we at The Glow are here to wave the flag for Team FOGO.
To support our cause, here are 13 excellent justifications for your decision to stay home on this fine Friday night. FOGO fans unite.
1. It’s warm inside.
Cold and raining outside? Perfect. Rather than trying to walk through puddles and wind gusts in heels, you can snuggle down in your warm, toasty house.
2. You will save money.
Fact: It's going to cost you zero coin to spend the night in (okay, unless you hit up MenuLog).
Last time I went out, I spent $10 on a beer. ONE beer. This, together with door fees, taxi fees and cheeky greasy food fees equates to much moolah lost. No thank you, sir. Just no.
3. Home is pajama-friendly.
You don't need to figure out what to wear. You can just pull on your PJs. Or wear no pants at all. Whatever floats your boat, because you are home, and free from judging eyes.