Women are twice as good as men at making friends for life

One in three women have a best friend they met while at school, says survey

Women are better than men at making friends for life, a survey has found.

A poll of 2,000 adults by Orangina found that one in three women say their best friend is somebody they met while still at school.

Men are more likely than women to have a best friend they met at university or work, with one in six men saying their best friend went to school with them.

37 per cent of friendships are made in the workplace.

But it seems there are ‘frenemies’ lurking in many groups of friends, as the survey also found 13 per cent of men and 16 per cent of women claim to dislike somebody else in their friendship group.

Despite having 50-100 Facebook friends on average most people claim to have just five close friends.

This decreases as time goes by, with the average person having three close friends on average by age 60.


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