TGIF! But most rather do nothing: poll

How do you plan your Friday nights?
How do you plan your Friday nights?

We all know Friday is our favorite day of the (work) week. But how would you spend it is what we found surprising.

In a survey released on Friday by Tangerine, about 77% of Canadians think Friday is the best day of the week. But in terms of what they would rather do on a Friday night after work, nearly 60% said relaxing at home and doing nothing is their top choice.

There’s a small percentage of Canadians, about 17%, say that going out for dinner or drinks is their top choice. About 10% of them say readying themselves for the weekend is what Friday night is for.

But who would you like to spend Friday night with?  The Tangerine survey found that half of the respondents (50%) preferred to share it with their significant other, followed by friends (19%). About 13% said they would rather spend it alone.

A little peace and quiet may just be what we all need after a hectic week.


Toronto-based Tangerine was first launched as ING Direct Canada in 1997. In 2012 it was acquired by Scotiabank, and operates independently as a wholly-owned subsidiary. The company is hoping to make Fridays even better with bonus paydays and #TangerinePaydays contest. For full contest details visit: starting on August 25, 2014 and for more info.