People of This Age and Gender Are the Most Popular Texters
Hold on to your cell phones, friends, because it’s all downhill from here.
A study examined the telephone records of almost 3.5 million people in the United Kingdom and found that cell phone usage is highest in 25-year-olds. In other words, as MyDomaine put it, 25 is the age at which “popularity peaks.”
And at that peak age of social interaction, men have more friends.
“Age and gender are two important factors that play crucial roles in the way organisms allocate their social effort,” one of the scientists who conducted the study told Telegraph.Uk.
At the peak of communication with their respective social circles, 25-year-old men average 19 people they’re in constant contact with via phone, while women reach up to about 16.
However, the study also showed that by the time women reach age 40, they’re using their phone more than their male counterparts. Scientists attribute this to the fact that women are probably more connected to familial networks, or just like, checking up on their kids a lot.
The good news is that if you find yourself increasingly friendless, you can always do what this guy in Nevada did, and marry your smartphone.