Brits are at their most adventurous aged 22 – from skydiving to traveling abroad solo

Over half of Brits describe themselves as adventurous, with the 18-24 age group being the most likely age group – but three in ten typically say ‘no’ to opportunities

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Britons are at their most adventurous at age 22 – stepping out of their comfort zone when it comes to travel, hobbies and fitness.

A study of 2,000 adults found that more than half (54%) would describe themselves as “adventurous.”

But 18-24 year olds are the most likely to ask this (79%) and 55-64 year olds the least (33%).

The risks people have taken in life range from booking a last-minute vacation (23%) to quitting their job without someone else queuing (24%).

Others have had adventures in rappelling (12%), traveling solo abroad (20%) and skinny dipping (12%).

Almost three-quarters (72%) have done something outside of their comfort zone — including talking to people they’ve never spoken to before (52%) and doing something on their own (51%).







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But many would like to be more adventurous, such as moving to another country (11%), skydiving (9%) and starting their own business (8%).

The study, commissioned by Mentos Gum, also found that people feel excited (36%) and confident (26%) when they say yes to new things — but also anxious (32%).

And 30% believe stepping out of their comfort zone has boosted their confidence, while one in four felt the need to try something new out of boredom.

Kim McMahon of the gum brand said: “It’s great to see how adventurous adults are. Big or small, stepping out of your comfort zone can be daunting, but it can also boost confidence.

“It’s a common phrase that we only regret the things we didn’t do in life, and it’s interesting to see that the older generation surveyed would encourage young people to seize new opportunities that come their way.

“We want to help inspire the nation by saying ‘yes’ to more, especially this summer after the past few years – there’s no better time.”

The study also found that 45% usually agree when given an opportunity, while 29% usually say no.

But one in three (34%) wish they’d said “yes” more often when looking back on their life.

It also found that 29% of respondents believe about OnePoll that being less concerned with what people think has helped them be more adventurous.

And three in ten admitted they’re more likely to do something daring with others than alone because they’re inspired by their friends (29%), partner (27%) or child (22%).

Life experiences also influence how adventurous or carefree adults are—including becoming parents (24%), college degrees (21%), and health issues (20%).

Entertainers Woody and Kleiny, who can be seen in a video of the gum brand trying to get people to say ‘yes’, said: ‘We’ve had a blast finding out what adventures await the public this summer – it was a really eclectic mix of vacations, zip lining and even skydiving.

“People laughed, interfered and we even pulled a few pranks.

“Don’t let the fun stop after your twenties – life is 100% more fun when you’re willing to try new things.”

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