91% of Irish people say they like skipping socials to have a night in on the couch

91% of Irish people say they like skipping socials to have a night in on the couch

Over 9 in 10 people in Ireland love the idea of curling up on the couch rather than heading out for a social with friends, apparently.

A survey conducted by pizza aficionados Domino's found that 91% of us actually enjoy it when planned social occasions fall through, so we can nestle back into bed and pretend we're a burrito.

Domino's - who have recently launched their JOMO (Joy of missing out) campaign - have been battling against the FOMO (fear of missing out) movement, presumably to entice people to order more pizzas, or to assure people that sometimes, doing nothing is OK.

It appears most of Ireland agrees.

Social gatherings can often pile up this time of year, and some have even found themselves rather burnt out by constant plans.

On this point, the survey found that 78% said they're already suffering from festive exhaustion, with Christmas still days away.

40% of those surveyed said they're looking for excuses to avoid upcoming parties, with 65% saying that their not looking forward to their office Christmas party.

Even a simple trip to the pub appears to be too much to bear for some, with 14% of respondents saying they're trying to wriggle out of a trip to their local.

Melissa Greenwood, Domino’s Chief Sofa Snuggle Officer said: "On Fatigue Friday last year, sales leapt to five pizzas sold every minute as tired pizza-lovers swapped Christmas Festivities for Domino’s and JOMO.

"However, none of us want our street cred to suffer and we all like to post exciting-looking events on social media.

"So, this year we're helping customers keep their Insta game tight from the comfort of their own home, letting social channels do the hard work while they're chilling out with pizza."