Cheer up! Our 11 smiles every day
IF you’re having one of those days when the milk has gone off and the car won’t start, you might find this hard to believe.
But adults smile 11 times a day on average – and most of them are genuine.
Sunny weather is most likely to make us grin, according to a poll, closely followed by compliments from a stranger.
Old photographs, unexpected discounts and seeing a baby laugh also raise a smile from more than a third of us, the survey found.
However not everything is positive. Researchers found that two of our 11 smiles a day are false, with one in ten adults claiming they ‘don’t like smiling’.
The study of 2,000 people, by shoe brand Moshulu, found that seven in ten people believe grinning at others makes them feel happy.
It also triggers ‘warm’ emotions and feelings of acceptance.
Psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibberd said: ‘When the number of times you smile every day is added up, it can have great benefits to overall happiness.’