Who are our friends?

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Scientists have looked close at the phenomenon of female friendship and reported their finding in one of the most influential scientific journal Science.

Women, friends

The study involved women aged between 25 and 35 years old. Researchers discovered that more than 70 percent of women think that a true friendship is when you can be yourself with your friend.

Women also reported that a true friend is who you can rely on (36 percent of those polled) and who you don’t need to explain the reasons behind your behavior to (24 percent of respondents). Researchers further revealed that women generally prefer age peers as friends and long time friendship. “Long time” varied among women in the study, from 10 to 21 years depending on the age group of respondents.

Almost 30 percent of women reported their friendships were built at work, 40 percent at school and 32 percent at the college. When asked about underlying friendship rules most women named being able to support emotionally at bad times and never messing around with a friend’s partner.

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