Men spend more time gossiping than women, poll findss
Men are bigger gossips than women, according to new research.
31 Mar 2009
A study has found that men spend an average 76 minutes a day tittle-tattling with their friends or work colleagues, compared to just 52 minutes for women.
Favourite topics include the antics of drunken friends, old school friends, and the most attractive girl at work.
Whereas women are more likely to complain about other women, other people's sex lives or their friend's weight gain.
The poll of 5,000 people was conducted by global research company www.onepoll.com
It found the office is the preferred place for men to exchange gossip, whereas women prefer to confide in their friends from the comfort of their own home.
A third of men are happiest when chatting with work colleagues, and 58 per cent admit that being a gossip makes them feel "part of the gang".
And for 31 per cent of men, having a gossip with their partner is actually better than sexual relations.
Other topics good for male chat include the local news agenda, rumours about possible relationships in the office or the boss, promotions, sex and salaries.
A spokesman for Onepoll said: "It is commonly believed that women are the ones who love to spread rumours, and gossip about their friends behind their backs.
"But this poll proves that men aren't as bad as women, they're worse! Men just love a bit of scandal, and will do anything they can to be centre of attention with their colleagues and peers...