So someone told you Paint Nite is just for girls—we’re guessing they’ve never been to an event. Because whether you go with your girlfriend/wife or decide to do something different with the guys, you will have fun.  Not so sure? Here are ten manly motivators to pique your interest.

1. You’ll get to scope out local bars you’ve never been to.

Paint Nite events are held at popular bars in your area. If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to check out that new restaurant or sports bar, then here it is.

2. Single? The girl-to-guy ratio is in your favor.

Not to mention, painting is known to boost confidence levels, so that corny pickup line you’ve never had the courage use may finally get some airtime.

3. If you’re in a relationship, you’ll earn some serious bonus points from the missus.

Blow your S.O. away with an out-of-the-ordinary date nite. Start with dinner and drinks, then get painting. Bonus: you can do it all at the same spot. Most Plant Nite venues have a full menu.

4. Get your arts-and-craft beer on.

If you want to pass up an opportunity to toss back a few beers and have a little added fun on the side, then maybe this whole “man” thing isn’t for you.

5. Everyone needs a creative outlet.

It’s just not healthy to bottle up all that creative potential. Massage your right-brain muscles with a little artistic expression. At Paint Nite, you can follow your Local Artist or paint whatever you want—most people usually do a little bit of both.

6. Painting relieves stress.

It’s science: if something’s on your mind, you can paint it away. Hey it almost worked for Van Gogh.

7. You’ll go home with something to hang on your currently barren walls.

If your place is lacking in décor, a Paint Nite piece is all it needs. Plus, any woman walking through your door will be super impressed with your design prowess.

8. Everyone needs a little culture in their life.

Your painting may never hang in the Louvre, but any kind of art is culture. If art class isn’t your jam, Paint Nite will be: An artist will guide you but you can socialize, drink, and even dance as much as you damn well please.

9. Painting sharpens your fine motor skills.

Striking out at the plate? Constantly dropping the Frisbee? Painting improves hand-eye coordination and boosts motor skills, so you can kind of consider it a sport.

10. It’s always a good idea to try something new.

Okay, so maybe Paint Nite isn’t the type of thing you normally like to do. That’s the point. At the very least, you’ll get out of the house, hang out with friends, and have a few drinks—but we’re pretty sure you’ll also end up having fun.

Are you a guy/dude/bro that’s been to Paint Nite? Tell us about it in the comments. Or, check out events in your area.

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