Study: Women can only keep secrets for 32 minutes!
A new study out of Great Britain has found that woman can typically wait no longer than 32 minutes before spilling juicy gossip.
“The study of 3,000 women by facial skincare brand Simple found one in 10 admits being unable to keep a secret – no matter how personal or confidential the news is. And 85 percent said they relish hearing gossip from others….”
“Almost half questioned said that they often felt the need to offload their secrets to someone while a sneaky 13 per cent said they intentionally relayed gossip so that it would spread.”
“A spokesman for Simple said: ‘This poll clearly shows that women really struggle to keep secrets.
‘Spilling the beans in just 32 minutes is very fast work, but with modern technology someone’s juicy secret can be spread to huge amount of people all over the world in a very short space of time.”
‘We are all guilty of sharing people’s secrets but there is a difference between idle chit-chat and sharing someone’s most sacred secret.’”
“But if you happen to believe the stereotype that the fairer sex talks more than men, think again. In 2007, NPR reported on a study out of the University of Arizona that found men talk more than women, especially when engaged in conversation with their wives or strangers. Women on the other hand tend to speak more to college classmates or children.
With 80% of our conversation made up of gossip, the struggle to steer clear of the dirt on friends or celebrities may not be our fault. According to John L. Locke, author of “Eavesdropping: An Intimate History” and “Duels and Duets: Why Men and Women Talk So Differently”, there may be an evolutionary reason why humans gossip as it serves as a policing of unwanted behavior in society.