The world can feel like a dark place at times. With political divides and tensions dominating the news, the most light-hearted of us can veer off into oh-so-serious mode.
Perhaps it’s a direct reaction to the times, that a survey of adults reveals that more than two thirds of grown-ups admit that they love being big kids, often getting up to things which typically only younger generations enjoy.
We think this is particularly wonderful news for Flame Introductions clients. For what better excuse is there to live up to your most light-hearted, playful side, than going on a first, second, third or beyond date with a new play buddy?
Sure, dating has a serious side – you have to really feel safe and comfortable with someone before you can expose your playful, vulnerable side. But once you do, why not indulge it and get up to some mischief together?
One in three adults have bombed down a kid's slide in a playground and one in four have read a comic book. Another four in 10 regularly spend time building LEGO sets. Other childlike activities include playing in a soft play park, climbing a tree or even getting the felt tip pens out for a bit of colouring-in.
Almost 40% of Brits even admitted they would rather play mini golf than go clubbing, while almost 20% would play a computer game than go to the pub. But 71% of grown-ups think it’s important to embrace their inner child, to keep their health and wellbeing in good shape. And one in five said it provides relief from daily stresses.