Thanks to ramped up vaccine distribution it certainly looks like there’s a bit of a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to the pandemic. And while folks are certainly anxious for that to happen, that also brings a new set of worries for some.
According to a new Evite survey:
- While Americans are anxious to spend more time with people again, 38% are concerned about no longer being able to make small talk.
- The average person says it’s been four months since they had a meaningful conversation.
- What’s more, 34% believe they’ve become more awkward after spending so much time at home over the past year.
But regardless of that possible awkwardness, it sounds like most Americans are ready to party again.
- In fact, once the pandemic is officially over, 42% of people plan to throw a huge party.
- The average person expects to spend about $140 on their first post-COVID night out.
- What’s more, 36% of people say they plan to go out of their way to attend events they previously avoided.
- Those dreaded events include:
- Weddings (44%)
- Baby showers (34%)
- Bachelor/bachelorette parties (27%)
- ONE MORE THING!When it comes to birthdays, 36% of people believe their 2020 birthday didn’t count because they couldn’t celebrate it. For this reason, 25% of people plan to redo their birthday celebration once it’s safe to do so and 24% are already planning their “past-birthday” celebration.