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Pros and cons of bringing a +1 to the office holiday party? I'm young and new to the firm, and I have a vague sense that it seems unprofessional...what's the 🐠 take?

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If it is your SO, then obviously bring! Is that even a question? My SO and I used to both work for D and we would each bring a friend so we could all enjoy free food, booze and company together

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Dude just do it. I just brought a friend and so did a lot of other analysts. Unless your SO is the type to get drunk and dance on a table with his pants off, why would anyone care?

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My SO, we've been together about a year

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If your firm allows a plus one (and asks for that RSVP), then not sure why you're asking?

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I was mostly worried that staff/partners bring their spouses as +1s, and not so much bf/gfs. Also wondering if I should treat the party more like networking than a party, and was wondering how an SO would fit into that vibe

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Fair enough. For that matter I only bring my boyfriend if we are serious. I would not bring someone that I just started dating, because that's kind of inappropriate to introduce them to co-workers.

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Is it your significant other or just a +1?

Thanks for the encouragement, everyone...so now the real question is, is it a faux pas to see if I can register him 3 days after the registration deadline ended??

Yes. Send an email to the EA listed on the invite

Why would it be unprofessional?

Pros: have fun and get drunk with someone you enjoy being around. Cons: none

I'm a single female and bringing one of my girlfriends as my +1 so I'll have someone to talk to as I'm hardly in the office and will know no one there.

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