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SUN ONLINE, JULY 8, 2017
COVERAGE FOR CURRYS PC WORLD

ARE YOU TOO OLD TO PARTY? Experts reveal the age Brits are deemed ‘too old’ to be seen in a nightclub (and it’s younger than you think)

  • Study into nation’s social lives reveal nearly half of us dread nights out

Planning on having it large this weekend?

Well, if you’ve hit your late thirties, you might want to think twice.

New research has revealed 37 is the age we are officially “too old” to be seen in a nightclub.

A study into the nation’s social lives also found nearly half (46 percent) of us dread nights out, preferring to cosy up in front of the telly, with 31 emerging as the age we officially prefer staying in to going out.

The high cost of going out was cited by six in ten as a reason for avoiding them while 29 percent said they simply can’t face a hangover the next day.

Nearly half said evenings out were no longer “their scene” and a further 14 percent moaned about the unpredictable weather when hitting the town.

Having to get dressed-up (22 percent), arranging babysitters (12 percent) and the hassle of booking taxis (21 percent) were also among the reasons adults are shunning evenings out.

A long-suffering 13 percent of women said their feet hurt too much wearing high heels, so it just wasn’t worth the effort.

Forty-six percent said they love nothing more than changing into comfortable clothes for a night-in – and 44 percent said they like to kick back and slouch on the sofa for hours on end.

Three in ten of the adults polled said a perfect night-in would be devouring a boxset and nearly a quarter like to spend an evening in whiling away the time on social media the poll found.

Eight in ten adults polled said they feel relieved when having a night in and they see friends posting pictures on social media of raucous, boozy gatherings.

The survey also found that on a typical night out, Brits will fork out £35 – however the perfect night in with a take-away, drinks and snacks will only set you back £17.

Matt Walburn from Currys PC World commented: “The Great Indoors study recognises the fact that there comes a time when we appreciate our home comforts more than a hectic social life and it can often be a drag to play the social butterfly at parties and nights out.

He added: “Technology is a big lure of staying in and our findings show how it’s transformed home habits, with Brits proudly investing in their households more than ever before.

“It’s now almost impossible to get bored at home, with endless box sets and the latest technology, such as 4K TV, enhancing the in-house experience, so much, that it often surpasses its ‘outdoor’ equivalent.

“That coupled with social media, online shopping, and gaming with pals often means more pleasure can be had on a night IN than a night out.”