n. The dread of going out, particularly if one is tired from previous socializing; the desire to not attend a popular event that is over-hyped or over-commercialized.
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I believe that I have developed the opposite of FOMO, in fact: I have a case of FOGO, or Fear of Going Out. Okay, well not literally a fear of going out. I still love a party. Always have and always will. But I have an active non-desire to attend the mass-Instagrammed events that clog up all my social-media feeds on several-week-long intervals throughout the year.
—Alexis Swerdloff, “FOGO Is the New FOMO,” New York Magazine, April 17, 2015
Forget FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) — now we’re more likely to have FOGO (Fear of Going Out), thanks to things like rush hour traffic, stressful work weeks on-demand TV and fast food delivery services. But is staying in too much actually bad for us?
—Laura Millar, “Do you suffer from FOGO?,” Friday, October 17, 2014
Forget fomo. With all the parties tonite at #torontofilmfest i think im getting fogo… fear of going out.
—Ian Mohr, “Forget fomo…,” Twitter, September 07, 2012
2007 (earliest)
Moi je ne vais rien voir parce que j'ai le FOGO (fear of going out). [I'm not going to see anything because I have FOGO.]
—Annie Pas Toujours Gentille, “Psstt Psstt,” Rock'N'Doudou, December 28, 2007