When you're working on building a network to advance your career, it can feel rather... icky.... to go to 'networking' events. Especially if you're in a city that feels like it's full of professional networkers.
It just doesn't feel good to ask or answer those "typical" networking questions:
"Where do you work?"
"Who do you know???"
"How can you help me????"
And all the while you know they're sizing you up while keeping one eye out for someone better to talk to.
It probably makes you want to take a shower and never go to another networking event again, EVER.