The divorce party is beginning to turn into a throw back to the days of the Roman Empire when there was no regard for morality and when anything was allowed to happen. The premise for a divorce party is that the person getting divorced has felt that they were involved in a bad marriage and now that they are out of that bad marriage they are celebrating. You could have the divorce party at a nice restaurant, or a small banquet room, but the negative connotation of divorce automatically causes the divorce party to be seen as a promiscuous event where the divorcee is once again on the prowl for a mate and this party is that first step towards getting re-acquainted with other members of the opposite sex. It seems like such a heartless type of event because, unless you are coming out of a short and loveless marriage, a divorce is a traumatic event that takes a while to get over. While your friends’ intentions on the outside may seem admirable the fact is that the best way to recover from divorce is a slow re-entrance into the arena of dealing with the opposite sex. Having a Roman orgy immediately following the failure of what is supposed to be a life long relationship seems a little callous.
Maybe these sentiments are old fashioned and maybe they are coming from someone who is happily married, but whatever the origin of the statements it only matters that divorce parties are still largely underground events. Mostly a divorce party is held at a strip club or in someone’s private home but as the concept of celebrating divorce becomes more and more accepted it is inevitable that these parties will move into more mainstream venues. Maybe someday people will understand that celebrating the failures in our society is probably not helping things at all.