According to a recent study from British appliance chain Currys PC World, there is an average age when a grown up “officially hangs up their dancing shoes and prefers to stay in.” And that age is only 31.
The company asked 5,000 people about their social lives in a study called “The Great Indoors” and found that once we hit that age, we’re happier staying in than going out on the town. “Almost half (46%) of adults now dread social events or nights out, preferring to “lounge” in the comfort of their own home, with 30% admitting that a perfect night in would be one spent in front of the TV, devouring a boxset,” researchers say in a press release.
And this is one study we totally get. After a long week of work and life, it’s hard to feel motivated to get a sitter if you need one, get dressed, go out, wait for a table, and spend lots of money when you could just enjoy a lovely evening at home with all the snacks in your kitchen at your disposal. Plus, staying home means you don’t have to wear pants. Bonus!
The study also claims that 37 is the cut off age for being able to go to the clubs. Apparently, once you’re that old, your presence is offensive to the youngsters at those clubs. “A harsh 37% of respondents said there is nothing more tragic than seeing adults in their 40s and 50s surrounded by twenty-somethings in pubs and bars.” Ouch!
While lots of us have no interest in putting on our dancing shoes most Friday nights, there are plenty of post-37-year-olds who do. And more power to them. We’ll just be on the couch with the ice cream and Netflix cheering them on.