Dating with no friends

While the women on “The Bachelor” and “Real Housewives” series are usually wrong about a lot of things, they are right about one: Never trust a girl who doesn’t have girlfriends.

Girlfriend-less women are a special breed of female.

Although the survey only looked at men, research among younger people published by the Office for National Statistics last year which asked a similar question, showed that women are significantly more likely than men to say they have someone to turn to for help in a crisis.

“Evidence does show that men do need relationships,” said Sarah Coghlan, country director for Movember UK.

That equates to around 2.5 million men across the UK.The girl who only has male friends is missing the vital gene that enables women to bond with women, and for this, we are wary of her.Moreover, she leaves us feeling weird when we approach her with level-two innocuous girl talk, such as Okay, we’ll just go f*ck ourselves, but know that this is one fewer girlfriend gained on your roster of potential gal pal candidates.When the results are broken down by age it suggests men have fewer close friendships as they get older, with only seven per cent of those under 24 saying there were no friends with whom they would discuss a serious topic but 19 per cent of over-55s.And while marriage offers lifelong support and companionship, the study shows that married men have some of the lowest levels of support outside the home.

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