In the wake of numerous domestic rows reports and allegations, a new survey might just offer the much-needed insight on spousal disputes. The survey’s report suggests that many men would rather be with their friends than their spouses.
Of 1,500 men interviewed, more than half – 54 percent – said they would prefer to spend time with their friends than their wives or girlfriends.
unsurprisingly, 44 percent of men reiterated that this phenomenon is replicated in their other halves who also spend about the same time with their pals
Statistically, the average man is said to have five friends who they typically see three times a week. But for many, this may not be sufficient, with 27 percent of those surveyed saying they would like to see their friends more frequently.
To further prove the general dispiriting state of marital affairs, 38 percent of the men said their best friend was the funniest person they know, compared to just 20 percent who chose their wives. And an astonishing 69 percent said that men are more loyal than women.
More reassuringly, 62 percent of the respondents said they preferred to go on holiday with their partner than friends, and 84 percent said that their partners know them better than anyone else
The average male friendship lasts for 19 years, but it’s not always smooth sailing. 30 percent of the men admitted that they’ve had at least one fight with their pals- but still made up afterward
The study was released to mark the DVD release of the Steve Coogan film Stan & Ollie, about the friendship between Laurel and Hardy.
Two years ago a scientific study found that young men get more emotional satisfaction out of ‘bromances’ – close friendships with other males – than they do out of romantic relationships with women.
Researchers found that young men open up more about their feelings and get more emotional satisfaction when with their male friends than with their spouses.