How Many Friends Do We Really Need?

How many friends do you really have? If you relied on Facebook you could claim to have as many as 600, but in real life most of us could fit all our close friends (as in the ones we speak to and socialise offline with regularly) into a small minibus.

The study also indicated that gender plays a part in the number of friends we have.

The results indicate that these aspects of human behaviour are strongly related to age and gender younger individuals have more contacts and, among them, males more than females.