‘HAVING a quiet night in’ is as mind-numbingly dull as it sounds once you reach 40, experts have confirmed.
Researchers found that, for people in their 20s and 30s, a ‘quiet night in’ could mean anything from 12 friends testing the physical limits of drunken Twister to an evening of cocaine and intimate tattooing.
But 87 per cent of those aged 40 and over said they were less likely to pass out in their bath with a glass of absinthe in their hand and more likely to doze off on the sofa while watching that episode of Midsomer Murders about the rival photography clubs.
Fresh-faced 24-year-old Nikki Hollis said: “I had a quiet night in last Friday that finished at 4am on Monday with me setting fire to my sofa while singing Spanish revolutionary songs.
“I might have another quiet one tonight if I can round up enough fireworks.”
Wayne Hayes, 39, said: “I went for a pint after a work last Thursday and had just the one pint.
“Oh fuck, it’s starting, isn’t it?”