Brits’ perfect night-in involves pizza, telly and getting a little frisky….but what would you add? 0 200

THE perfect cosy night in includes watching something good on the telly, pizza for dinner – and getting intimate.

Brits also try to create their very own perfect night in as many as 12 times a month – with 79 per cent doing so more in the winter.

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Spending quality time with their partner, getting to wear cosy pyjamas and not caring what you look like were other key components to optimum cosiness.

While the study of 2,000 adults found the darkness and cold of the season are the main reasons people are staying in, with 36 per cent also keeping their wits about them due to the new Omicron strain.

A spokesperson from Andrews Heat for Hire, which commissioned the survey, said: “It’s important to spend quality time with your nearest and dearest and the results show many make the effort to have a cosy night in.

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“And it’s also shown the components to a perfect night – from having a slice of pizza to cranking up the temperature both metaphorically and in reality.

“However, whatever way you choose to enjoy a cosy night in, being comfortable and warm is a key component.”

The study also found more than three quarters tend to have more cosy nights in during the Christmas period – with an average of three snacks bought to munch on.

And of the parents who took part in the survey, 40 per cent would let their kids have a later bedtime to enjoy such an evening.

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One in five even treat themselves to a log fire and blankets.

The perfect bedtime for such a night averaged at 10:17pm – with nearly a quarter saying their perfect cosy night in included fun between the sheets.

And other than the heat of passion, 73 per cent will crank up the heating to ensure the conditions were perfect for a comfortable night.

Favourite things about a cosy night in included being snug indoors when it’s miserable outside, it being more relaxing than a night out – and being able to pause a film when making a cup of tea.

TOP 20 THINGS ABOUT A COSY NIGHT IN

1.            When it’s cold and rainy outside and you’re snug indoors

2.            It’s more relaxing than a night out

3.            Spending time with your partner

4.            Not caring what you look like

5.            When there’s a film you really want to watch

6.            Binge watching a TV series

7.            You can wear your cosiest pyjamas

8.            You can pause the movie to make a cup of tea

9.            Ordering a takeaway

10.          You can eat loads of great snacks

11.          Not having to make your way home after midnight

12.          Not spending a fortune on drinks

13.          Catching up on sleep

14.          Enjoying being anti-social

15.          You can pamper yourself

16.          You can get lost in a novel

17.          Soaking in a long bubble bath

18.          You can multi-task (e.g. do laundry and watch TV at the same time)

19.          There’s no queue for the toilet

20.          Eating loads of biscuits

While 46 per cent of those polled via OnePoll said feeling cosy isn’t just confined to the four walls of home, with friends or families’ houses, hotels and pubs also seen as pleasant spots to relax.

A spokesperson from Andrews Heat for Hire added: “While it’s always nice to feel warm and cosy at home, it’s always enjoyable to feel it elsewhere, too.

“From walking into a shop and feeling the comforting heating after being outside in the cold to going to a quaint pub or restaurant.

“Either way, the key to being cosy is being snuggly and warm.”

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My bitter ex told lies to my friends about my ‘small manhood’ after I dumped her 0 40

DEAR DEIDRE: MY ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger.

She never complained when we were together, but last week she told the girls in our group that being with me was “like kissing a soggy lettuce leaf” and that she “literally didn’t feel a thing when we were having sex” because I’m so small.

My ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger

I’m 25 and she’s 24. I think part of it is jealousy.

She knows a couple of the other girls fancy me and I think she’s trying to sabotage any chance I have with them.

Not that I’m even planning anything.

She’s so insecure and has a vicious tongue on her.

I’m tempted to let each of her so-called friends know what she really says about them in private.

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Her top is either too short, or her hair looks like wire, or her laugh is fake . . . it goes on and on.

I don’t regret splitting up with her but this last trick has really infuriated me.

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DEAR DEIDRE: MY partner said he was on a work trip two months ago, but he had actually got married and been on honeymoon.

Our relationship had become a bit predictable, but we still had regular sex and nice days out with our two young sons.

My partner lied about his work trip – he was really on his HONEYMOON

I’m 32 and he’s 37. Our sons are four and two.

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The thing is, we always talked about getting married but when we had kids there always seemed something better to spend our money on.

Mutual friends have told me he has moved into a new-build home on the other side of our small town and his wife has plenty of family money.

My sons are really missing him and I don’t even know how I feel.

Sometimes when he comes to visit the boys I beg him to come home.

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Now he is accusing me of stopping him from seeing his children.

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It won’t feel like it now, but you really are better off without him.

He is behaving like he still lives in your home, by just turning up unannounced.

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