This post is like an informal ode to growing old because, let's be real, things you no longer have bodily control over start to creep into your life in your 30's (or 40's, if you're a late bloomer). Sure age is just a number, but try telling that to your aching and overworked self. Check out 10 ways your party habits change in Beirut when you turn the big 3-0.

You no longer hesitate to shell out the big bucks for dinner at an expensive and classy restaurant, a private party at the Mandaloun or even a show at the Music Hall, if you're feeling frisky.

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You've turned into a bit of a foodie and you're a sucker for trying out new (quiet) restaurants instead of saving all your money for booze.

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You dare to give a chance to bars located in more "alternative" neighborhoods like Broumana and Badaro. How's that for adventurous?

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You have at least one friend who's opened his/her own bar and you spend most of your Friday nights there to give them some much needed moral support (and get free shots). Even if it’s located in, say, Broumana or Badaro.

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You no longer spend all your weekends in Beirut, especially if you don't actually live in Beirut. Come Friday or Saturday night, you'd rather have a quiet night in or a nice dinner not too far from home, rather than put up with the unnecessary hassle of the capital.

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For our female readers: "ladies' night out" has become "ladies' night in." Dinner, wine, interesting conversation, and maybe even throw in a chick flick if talking proves to be too much of an effort.

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You start showing up at your favorite pub earlier, as in, right after getting off work, and your stay there keeps getting shorter and shorter. You’ve also mastered the art of leaving parties early. Cue the redundant GIF:

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You find yourself uttering the sentence: "why don't we just go someplace where we can talk?" more and more frequently.

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Your schedule for the night used to go: party followed by after-party until dawn at B018. Now it's more like: party followed by bedtime at a reasonable hour. Remember, you've got to work tomorrow.

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And finally, if you have a kid or two, then scratch most of the above, or at least space them out considerably. You're way too exhausted to do anything anymore.

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