Have you reached the peak age for friendship?
At what age do you think you had the most amount of friends? A new study has found that most people have the highest amount of friends by the time they reach 25. Researchers say that after that the number of friends people have begins to decline.
A team from Oxford University looked at the mobile phone data of men and women of different ages and found that people aged 25 were making the most connections with others over the phone. Many people were focussing on talking to around 15 friends each month. The number of connections people made then steadily decreased, before rising again at age 45 and then falling after age 55.
At age 25, on average men were found to have more friends than women, but by the age of 40 women are the ones with more friends. By the age of 50 many people make connections with a younger generation, perhaps because they are communicating with younger family members such as children and grandchildren.
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