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When to Arrive at A Party

When to Arrive at A Party

  • The optimal arrival time accounts for several different, sometimes competing considerations.
  • If you arrive at the stated start time, chances are that you will be the first one there.
  • You want to arrive just as the party’s gaining real momentum.
  • When we go to a party, we all run our own little calculations to try to identify this golden moment.


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The 38 Minute Rule

The 38 Minute Rule

The optimal arrival time accounts for several different, sometimes competing considerations: If you’re the first one there, it can be a little awkward.

If you show up long after everyone else, you might miss the best parts or risk rudeness.

  • Most likely, you want to arrive just as the party’s gaining real momentum, a Goldilocks window of time that’s neither early nor late.
  • For low-key parties with friends and food, the ideal time to show up can be 38 minutes after the start time.
  • 30 minutes would be too early, and 45 minutes too late!


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Clock Time Vs Event Time

Clock Time Vs Event Time

Part of it has to do with a fundamental tension between what's called "clock time" and "event time"

  • Clock Time: The specific time on the watch.
  • Event time: a more fluid framework that follows our social rhythms


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A Fluid Start

A Fluid Start

  • Parties are supposed to be conceptual and experiential opposites to business meetings or classes.
  • Unlike many other events, parties don't feel like they start at a single, clearly delineated moment-there's no starting gun or curtain-raising.
  • The real party doesn't begin until the number of guests crosses a certain threshold- this is subjective, hard to define and sometimes difficult to identify.


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