[–] TheKobold 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The hours seem to be underestimated in my opinion. And the number for how many friends people have seen to be overestimated in my opinion. I think it's due to social media and people mistaking those relationships for real relationships

[–] i_scream_trucks 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

i think it depends on how into each other the two people are, not tryinna sound gay or nuttin, and we may not call it this, but blokes are attracted to their bloke friends, usually both emotionally and intellectually, (if you thought your best mate was a fucking idiot then he wouldnt be your best mate. If your best mate dies, youd be sad) so the reasons that someone wants to be around someone eles being stronger drastically reduces that. I know ive had multiple situations like that and i think most people have.

[–] Malayar 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah it's called brotherhood and it's a concept that many people have forgotten exists

[–] derram 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/WIKcZ :

How to Make Friends, According to Science - The Atlantic

'“What are friends for?” This isn’t a rhetorical question. '

'Friendship is one of life’s most important features, and one too often taken for granted. '

'The human desire for companionship may feel boundless, but research suggests that our social capital is finite—we can handle only so many relationships at one time. '

'Social scientists have used a number of ingenious approaches to gauge the size of people’s social networks; these have returned estimates ranging from about 250 to about 5,500 people. [1] (An undergraduate thesis from MIT focusing exclusively on Franklin D. Roosevelt, a friendly guy with an especially social job, suggested that he might have had as many as 22,500 acquaintances. [2]) Looking more specifically at friendship, a study using the exchange of Christmas cards as a proxy for closeness put the average person’s friend group at about 121 people. [3]However vast our networks may be, our inner circle tends to be much smaller. '

' The average American trusts only 10 to 20 people. [4] Moreover, that number may be shrinking: From 1985 to 2004, the average number of confidants that people reported having decreased from three to two. [5] This is both sad and consequential, because people who have strong social relationships tend to live longer than those who don’t. [6]'

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