Has Netflix Officially Replaced Our Squad? This Study Says Yes
Don’t get us wrong — we love Netflix just as much as the next binge-watcher. How could we not, with reboots like Gilmore Girls (have you SEEN that finale wrap pic?) and Fuller House 2, riveting documentaries and mind-blowing originals like Jessica Jones?
But just how much are we willing to give up in order to get our marathon on? Frankly? We’re not sure you want to know the answer.
According to a new analysis by Cordcutting.com, the average subscriber will spend one hour and 40 minutes watching Netflix each day. Compared to statistics reported by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, that’s nearly six times the amount of time that the average American spends exercising (17 minutes) and relaxing/thinking (17 minutes), about five times the amount that we spend on reading (19 minutes) and more than double the amount of time we spend socializing and communicating (38 minutes).
Yes, you read that right — we spend more time Netflix-ing than we do interacting with humans IRL. Yikes!
We got a feel for how reliant we’ve become on technology when we tried to go without our iPhone for a day, but we had no idea we were slowly but surely replacing our own friends and family with our Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt obsession.
We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling prettttttyyyy guilty right about now. Time to go call our moms… and our besties… and anyone else who will answer the phone!
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(h/t Elite Daily, photo via Pascal le Segretain/Getty)