Researchers have found that women love sharing gossip as soon as they hear it. They will typically spill the beans to at least one person in 47 hours and 15 minutes. Depending on who the gossip is about, their boyfriend, husband, best friend or mother are most likely to be the initial recipients of the information. The study of 3,000 women aged between 18 and 65 also found that four out of ten admitted they were unable to keep a secret – no matter how personal or confidential the news was.
It also found that alcohol usually gives women a helping hand to come out with secrets – with more than half admitting a glass or two of wine could prompt them to dish the dirt. Michael Cox, UK Director of Wines of Chile, which commissioned the research, said: “It’s official – women can’t keep secrets. No matter how precious the piece of information, it’s often out in the public domain within 48 hours. That means every single person who has confided in a friend should be worried because they don’t know where their secret is heading.”
Six in 10 end up telling someone completely uninvolved so the person the secret belongs to won’t know. Three in 10 admit having the urge to reveal someone’s secret. Nearly half (45 per cent) disclose secrets just for the weight to be lifted from their shoulders. However, two thirds end up feeling guilty for passing on secrets. Three quarters say they are capable of keeping quiet about a secret, and 83 per cent consider themselves 100 per cent trustworthy within each group of friends. Yet, four in ten admit to gossiping to a close friend from another friendship group.
Women Love Gossiping About…
1. Other Women
2. Relationship Problems
3. True Cost of Purchases
Courtesy – The Telegraph