Glasgow the ‘wallflower’ of UK’s socialising scene

GLASGOW is the least sociable city in the UK, according to a study which looked at how many nights out residents enjoy.

Cardiff emerged as the best place in Britain for a great night out, according to CitySocialising, a network for meeting new people, which looked at the social habits of 160,000 UK members throughout 2011.

Glaswegians were the wallflowers of the UK, at 58 per cent below the UK average number of social days and nights out attended.

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Nottingham, at 52 per cent below, and Birmingham at 47 per cent below, were among the least sociable of the English cities.

People in Newcastle, Liverpool, Bristol, London, Brighton and Manchester were all more sociable than the UK average.

Sanchita Saha, the site’s CEO and founder, said: “Having an active social life is all about meeting new people, trying new things and discovering new places, and we’ve found the best place to do this is Cardiff.

“Cardiff residents were well ahead of the UK average in terms of number of days and nights out they were having in 2011.

“I don’t find the results of our poll too surprising as Cardiff is definitely one of our up-and-coming cities when it comes to being sociable. Through CitySocialising alone we’re hosting around 40 events a month for our members to keep up with demand there.

“These range from after-work drinks to Sunday lunches and Saturday nights out.”