过了21岁 我们还剩多少朋友?

katy 发表于 2011-11-3 13:44:52 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
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We’re most popular at 21 (but after that, our 99 friends fall away).


  We have a staggering 99 friends at the age of 21 - more than at any other time in our life, according to a new study.


  The typical 21 year old’s social circle nearly hits 100, with 13 “best” friends, 17 “close” friends and 70 acquaintances.


  The research undertaken by skin care brand Nivea found our social circle peaks at 21 as we meet people at work while keeping in touch with friends from school and university. 护肤品牌妮维雅进行的这项研究发现,我们的社交圈顶峰期出现在21岁时,21岁的我们在工作中认识了不同的人,同时也和学校里的认识的朋友保持着联系。

   But as our working lives take over, we lose contact with some old friends causing the number to drop to around 68 by the time we reach 29-years-old.


  Although this decline continues into old age, it slows down slightly for people in their 30s when many of them become first-time parents.


  It is believed that this is because people form new friendships while on the maternity ward, at post-natal groups and when taking their toddlers to nursery.


  The Nivea Closeness Report found the balance between our numbers of ’best friends’, ’close friends’ and ’acquaintances’, remains fairly constant throughout our lifetime.


  The average Briton has 18 close friends and a friendship circle, when all Facebook and other social networking ’friends’ are included, of 208 people.


  Business consultant Marie Stevens, 37, said she has lost contact with many school friends since having her son Alex six years ago.

  37岁的咨询顾问Marie Stevens表示她在6年前生了儿子Alex后就和很多学校里结识的朋友失去了联系。

  “I used to make friends playing netball, getting involved with political groups and going to nightclubs.”


  “It would have been nice to remain in contact with everybody - and that was my intention - but I simply don’t have the time any more.”


  “It is difficult enough trying to further my career and give Alex the best possible up-bringing.”


  “I now meet up with just a few of my closest friends, many of whom are now also mums”.


  The report found that men have more than twice the number of close friends, with around 27 compared to women who have just 12.


  Professor of Psychology at Manchester University Geoff Beattie said: ’At school, college and university we are used to being thrown together with people and having to make a lot of new friendships. 曼彻斯特大学的心理学教授Geoff Beattie表示:“在学校读书的时候,我们总是会跟一群人一起玩,也总是会交到很多新朋友。”

   “The age of 21 is such a critical junction in life and that’s why we have so many friends then.”


  “We are still in touch with school and college friends and these days it’s an age when people are big users of social networks too.”


  “As we get older we become more selective and have fewer, closer friends with whom we talk about the things that are really important to us.”


  “Perhaps when we are younger, instead of having one trusted confidante we share different things with a variety of different people.”


EnjoyEnglish 发表于 2011-11-3 23:46:01 | 显示全部楼层
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