Could Your Social Life in Manchester be better?

16 November 2011, 12:57 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

More than a third of people in the North West (35%) are unhappy about their social lives with nearly one in four (24%) saying money worries keep them at home on Saturday nights, according to a poll.

A total of 35% said they stayed in every Saturday night and more than four out of ten (41%) said they liked to stay in because they needed to relax.

One in ten said they did not want to miss their favourite television shows.

Almost one in four of those quizzed (24%) said they did not go out at all in a typical week while 36% said they had an average of one night out a week.

Saturday was the most popular night to go out, chosen by 49%, followed by Friday (31%).

Going for a meal was the most popular way to spend an evening out, chosen by 41%, while 32% chose going to the pub.

One in 25 (4%) would most like to go the cinema, while 5% chose a theatre trip, 5% would like to watch sport and 4% favoured going to a nightclub.

More than two thirds of people in the North West (68%) said they did not have a hangover in a typical week but 21% said they had a hangover once a week and less than 3% confessed to being hung over more than four times a week.

Lloyd Price, a spokesman for, which carried out the study, commented: "People in the North West have a reputation for always being out having a good time but our survey shows that perhaps people aren't as sociable as we might think.

"Money worries are certainly having an impact but it's clear that people would welcome new ways to meet like-minded people to improve their social life.''