Considering the weather we’ve been through so far this year, any temperature over minus-25 probably feels tropical.
A new survey asked people to name the lowest temperature that they believe is warm enough to wear SHORTS outside.
The most common answer was between 61 and 70, which got 25% of the vote. Between 71 and 80 came in second, with 23% of the vote.
But there are definitely people who go more extreme in both directions.
8% of people say 41 to 50 is shorts weather . . . 6% say they’ll wear shorts when it’s between 31 and 40 . . . and there are even 4% of people who’ll wear shorts outside when it’s below 20.
On the other end of the scale, 7% of people don’t think shorts weather starts until it’s over 80.
Men are much more likely to wear shorts in those colder temperatures . . . and women are much more likely to hold out until it’s a lot warmer outside.