Men gossip more than women — Study Reviewed by Momizat on . The myth that women gossip more than men has been disapproved as studies have shown that men of "nowadays" gossip more than women. “It is commonly believed that The myth that women gossip more than men has been disapproved as studies have shown that men of "nowadays" gossip more than women. “It is commonly believed that Rating:
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Men gossip more than women — Study

The myth that women gossip more than men has been disapproved as studies have shown that men of “nowadays” gossip more than women.

“It is commonly believed that women are the ones who love to spread rumours, and gossip about their friends behind their backs…but today, men…are worse! Men…love a bit of scandal, and will do anything they can to be centre of attention with their colleagues and peers.”

A new study carried out recently by psychology lecturers at the Western Canadian Undergraduate University, Canada, claims that although men and women love to gossip, chatter tends to bring guys closer, and tear female friends apart.

The study found that men chat about shared activities such as sports, which automatically brings them closer while women chat about physical appearance – which can endanger friendships.

Yet another study recently conducted by global research company, Onepoll, revealed that men spend an average of 76 minutes a day chatting and gossiping with their friends or work colleagues, compared to just 52 minutes for women.

The study also found that the favourite gossip topics for men include the antics of drunken friends, old school friends, rumours about possible relationships in the office or the boss, promotions, sex, salaries and the most attractive girl at work…while women were found to be more likely to complain about other women, other people’s sex lives amongst others.
The study further found that office is the preferred place for men to exchange gossip and that guys are happiest when chatting with work colleagues, and 58 per cent admit that being a gossip makes them feel “part of the gang”.
The researchers add that women also love to talk about news but rather than focusing on politics or government issues, news about soap operas and celebrities are more likely to cause a debate. And any type of relationship is up for discussion – whether it is their own, their friends, their friends’ friends or their bond with their mother-in-law.

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  • Tayo

    With all this research,I won’t call it gossip,I’ll prefer to refer to it as chat,since the gossip is not most to split people but for them to laugh n dine with themselves

  • Jane

    My boyfriend gossips waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than I do, but it’s mostly about sports performance. I always want him to tell me how so and so’s family is doing etc, but he never knows about that stuff. I’ll probably get attacked for saying this but in a patriarchal society, men possess status simply by being men. Women, on the other hand, only have status through men: by having husbands and sons and by being deemed physically attractive by men. As women, our value cannot be taken for granted because it can be taken away (through divorce, through age) and so that means that our behavior is geared toward preserving the relationships that give us status and our gossip is about things that impact our own status and that of those around us, particularly other women (the people we perceive as our competition for status and approval). That’s my take on it.

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