Is It Harder To Have Fun & Socialize As You Get Older?


No matter how hard we try, it becomes harder and harder to find time to go out with friends and just have fun as we get older. Now a new poll shows just how bad it gets for some people.

A new British survey, which could easily translate here, finds:

  • 40% of people say it has become harder for them to regularly socialize with friends as they get older.
  • A fifth of people say they find it difficult to take the time to just have fun.
  • The average adult says it’s been three weeks since they’ve actually been able to relax and have fun.
  • But when they do so, people say they feel:
    • Happy (56%)
    • Refreshed (45%)
    • Free (38%)
  • But people feel they need four consecutive days off from their normal routine to truly feel the effects. 
  • The poll notes that 24 was the age most considered the “peak age” to have fun.
  • 46% of people admit thy miss that feeling of being young and free.

So, what are some of the most popular ways people let their hair down and have fun? They include:

  • Listen to music
  • Go out for food
  • Go on a weekend away
  • Eat comfort food
  • Celebrate a birthday
  • Go to a bar
  • Go on a shopping spree
  • Play ‘throwback’ music
  • Sing out loud
  • Take time off from work

Source: SWNS Digital


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