How does a chilled Friday evening spent in front of the TV with a takeaway sound?
If, like us, that's essentially the dream, you wouldn't be alone. In fact, for 88 per cent of Brits, the thought of a relaxing evening in the warmth and comfort of their own home is their number one Friday night activity this time of year.
More than half of the nation have even said Friday is their favourite time of the week, so with this in mind, ScS has looked a little further, with the aim of identifying our favourite activities.
The main priority of the weekend seems to be convenience and comfort, with 31 per cent agreeing that a takeaway and changing into comfy clothing were their main priorities. Brits are also quick to seize the chance to unwind, enjoying spending time with their partners (30 per cent) and indulging in a glass of wine (29 per cent).
The top 10 things needed for the perfect Friday night in are:
1. A takeaway meal (31%)
2. Getting into your pyjamas/comfy clothing (31%)
3. Spending quality time with your partner (30%)
4. A glass of wine/a beer (or two!) (29%)
5. Lots of snacks – chocolate, crisps and treats (27%)
6. A home-cooked meal (26%)
7. An evening of TV (live) (23%)
8. A classic movie (23%)
9. A boxset binge (18%)
10. Creating a cosy space with candles and blankets (17%)
It seems that a large majority of the younger generations are preferring to spend their Friday nights in nowadays too, with an amazing 93 per cent of generation Z (16 to 24-year-olds) saying they would rather be at home during the evening than on a night out. In fact, it's generation X (45 to 54-year olds) who are preferring to go out for a night of fun.
Adam Key, Executive from ScS, commented on the findings: "Sometimes it can feel like we can never find the time to truly relax, but simply doing nothing and snuggling up on the sofa with some good food and a boxset can do wonders for our wellness and even our relationships. Although it may be a surprise that the younger generations are opting to have more nights in these days, staying in could be a good way to save pennies and bond with the family."