The average Brit makes 104 social arrangements every year – but will only actually turn up to half of them, according to a new study from Mentos.
The research revealed the extent to which Britain has become a ‘cancellation nation’ – with one in three admitting they say “yes” to every invite - whether they intend to go or not.
The majority of Brits claimed they are usually “too tired” to go out – with a further 36 percent admitting they would simply rather stay in, and
one in ten claimed they would avoid a night out if their favourite TV programme was on.
And it would appear honesty is not the best policy for the majority of us – with almost 60 per cent claiming it is “easier to make an excuse” to get out of something.
The ease at which we are now able to cancel was revealed as the main reason for the “cancellation nation” – with 80 percent claiming it is easier to cancel in this day and age because of email, text and messaging apps.
The study also found we are most likely to blow out work colleagues (54 percent), with friends (28 percent) next in line.
A spokesman for Mentos, said: “Connecting with family and friends is so important in life, as is building new friendships. Often there can be a little nervousness about meeting new people, but at Mentos we want to encourage people to make the first step, as it could lead to a great friendship. Hopefully as Christmas approaches, Brits won’t be double booking themselves, and will end the year on a social high.”
Psychologist Dr Linda Papadopolous added: “What we all have to remember is that stepping out of our comfort zone and making fresh connections is good for our physical and mental wellbeing. We all need to make the time to say yes because the simple act of getting out and connecting with new, and old friends is so important.”