Tuesday 27 September 2016

Irish people share juicy secrets with friends before own partners

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 13/08/2015 | 13:19

Friends
Friends

A new survey has found that a staggering 50pc of Irish people are more likely to share a juicy secret with their best friend than their partner.

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As well as sharing secrets with our besties, we’re more likely to tell them the truth, according to the data gathered from almost 1,000 adults.

The One4all study found that nearly 25pc of us met our best friend at secondary school, while over 1 in 5 people met their closest friend through work.

Despite college being a great place to make new friends, only 14pc say they met their best friend at this stage of their lives.

Interestingly, 19pc met their closest confident via another friend or family member while childhood neighbours accounted for 15pc of all close friendships formed.

Some 45pc say they are more honest with their friend than their partner, and such is the close relationship that we enjoy with our best friend that 42pc say they are in touch with their friend daily.

Grey's Anatomy best friends Meredith and Cristina
Grey's Anatomy best friends Meredith and Cristina

The study found that there is no real divide between the sexes when it comes to checking in with your bestie, with 42pc of men in touch daily versus 43pc of women.

Phone calls and texts are the most popular way to keep in touch with friends, while over a quarter of us say you can’t beat a face-to-face catch up with a close friend.

As the Jackson Five sang "When you need me I'll be there."

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