Official Bachelor Party Results

This past Sunday, I posted an entry and a poll about what you’re allowed to do at your bachelor party. I was looking to establish some universal rules and guidelines about bachelor parties. Below are my conclusions and a few observations.

Note that these results are based on the assumption that 30 people voted on this poll (the top result got 29 votes, so I’m adding on for posterity).

What You’re Allowed to Do at Your Bachelor Party

  1. Hang out with friends and have a few beers (97% of respondents)
  2. Go to a strip club (80%)
  3. Get a lap dance (67%)
  4. Get a private stripper for your party (53%)

What You’re Not Allowed to Do at Your Bachelor Party

  1. Sleep with another woman (3%)
  2. Make out with another woman (3%)
  3. Consume substances you ordinarily would not (23%)
  4. Dance provocatively with another woman (33%)

What’s really interesting to me is the way we perceive non-strippers versus their stripper counterparts. A professional strips down to a floss-thin g-string and rubs all over you? That’s fine. A fully clothed woman comes up to you at a club and starts to grind on you? No way, Jose. You’ve gone too far. (Sidenote: What did Jose ever do that was so wrong? Josh–answer.)

I don’t know how closely you watched the votes come in, but there’s something else interesting hidden in the numbers. From a cursory glance, it looks like the same person approved both sleeping and making out with another woman. But no–those were two separate voters. That means that unless someone was joking around, there’s a guy out there who thinks that it’s okay to sleep with another woman at his bachelor party but not kiss her. Mystery voter, could you explain?

Overall, I think we have a solid understanding of what the standard rules for bachelor parties are. The private stripper is on the borderline, but the rest are pretty clear. Gentlemen, feel free to refer to this when you’re talking to your girlfriend about this special night.