Paid PostPosted on Nov 7, 201611 Unexpected (But Totally Real) Reasons You Should Go Out MoreGoing out to live events is the best. StubHub surveyed fans about what motivates their nights out, concerts, festivals, ball games, and road trips...and some of the answers were, well, interesting.by StubHubBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Your first concert is actually more memorable than your first kiss. M-gucci / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com Weird, right? But it's true! Thirty-five percent of Americans polled said their top memory was their first show, compared to only 32% who said it was their first smooch! 2. It's totally better than meeting the president. Eosdude / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com Maybe people are just tired of this election, but a surprising 76% of respondents said they would rather meet their favorite artist than meet the president of the United States. That's some pretty serious shade to be throwing at the leader of the free world. 3. Your social media game will be extra hype. Sergio Alejandro Ortiz / Via unsplash.com It's all about them likes and follows, fam. Overall, 83% of people said they'd rather post an experience than something material (even food!) to their socials. Also, 78% said that they'd rather share a live experience with their friends than share something they bought. 4. It might just save your relationship. Twinsterphoto / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com Stick with us here: 9% of Americans said that they would actually break up with their partner in exchange for VIP tickets to see their favorite band. When it came to sports championships, that number went up to 10%. Is your partner one of these lunatics? Why take the chance? 5. It will increase your chances of hooking up with your date, but... Dmitry Ratushny / Via hd.unsplash.com Giving a new meaning to "live action," 37% of Americans said going to a concert would make them "much more likely" to hook up with their date. And 1 out of 4 respondents said they had hooked up "during or soon after a concert." 6. ...seeing a live event is less likely to disappoint you than sex. Gpointstudio / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com When asked which activity was more likely to leave them feeling disappointed or bored, 5% of people said "sex," while only 3% of people said "seeing a live show." So, ummm, there's that. Yikes. 7. It will make your friends super jelly. Praetorianphoto / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com You know you're like that. When it comes to making your friends jealous of your amazing life, 40% of people said that seeing a concert on a date would make their friends "the most jealous." The most, y'all. 8. It's a really good excuse to travel. Andrea Vincenzo Abbodanza / Via unsplash.com On the road again. Overall, 46% of Americans surveyed said that they would travel out of state to see a sports championship or music festival. Roughly 33% said that a show or concert is an "ideal travel experience." 9. It might end up being more important to you than...toilet paper? Jan Herodes / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com So this is gross, but 1 out of 10 survey takers said they would be willing to go without toilet paper for a week to get a VIP ticket to see their favorite band. Furthermore, 1 out of 10 respondents would give up toilet paper for a week AND showering for a month to see their team win a championship live. 10. You'll have fewer regrets. Izabela Habur / Getty Images / Via gettyimages.com Live life with no regrets...and tons of new experiences. The people surveyed wish that they went to more live events: 33% of Americans wished they attended more concerts and 30% said they regretted not going to more sporting events. 11. It will actually make you happier. Seriously. Stephen Arnold / Via unsplash.com A whopping 88% of people surveyed said that attending live events made them happy. Similarly, 62% of people said going to concerts made them happy, while 49% said attending a sporting event gave them a boost! Inspired to get out and go to more live events? Enter StubHub’s #StubHubStories contest and tell them the live-event story of your dreams. You could win a chance to bring it to life!