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Dear Margo,
I'll make this short and sweet. What is the proper amount of time to stay at a come & go party? - Wanting to be correct

Dear Wanting,
Yours is one of those unanswerable questions like, "How much is too much?" Because you seem unsure of how to gauge "the proper amount of time to stay at a party, and when to come and go," I'd suggest you arrive maybe fifteen minutes after the stated beginning time, stay as long as you're having a good time, and don't be the last to leave unless you and the hosts are having a great discussion.
- Margo

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