A new study into the differing nature of friendships between the sexes found that men were prepared to lend their best friend more money than women – $2,623 compared to $1,838 – but more female respondents were willing to go under the knife to help a friend out.
Seven in ten women said they would be willing to donate a kidney to save their best friend – in comparison to six in ten men, according to the research.
The study also found that more women were willing to risk getting in trouble with the law in the name of friendship, with 15 per cent admitting they would help a friend cover up a crime compared to 10 per cent of men.
Researchers also found that women move faster when forming close bonds with people than men.
The survey found that it took a year for women to consider somebody a best friend, while it took men three times as long.
10 MOST IMPORTANT ‘FRIENDSHIP FACTORS’
1. Sense of humor
2. Family values
3. Moral compass
4. Shared hobbies
5. Similar backgrounds
6. Compatible tastes in music
7. Love of adventure
8. Similar social circles