Ever feel yourself excluded because a friend started making love? Do not worry, you are probably not the only one who feels this way. Because, according to scientists at Oxford University, each time starting the affair, we 'throw' two closest friends.
Research has shown that most of us do not have enough time for an intimate friendship with more than four or five people. And, the love of the new couple made two closest friends were knocked out, and he went into the inner circle of your feelings.
"If you live a romantic relationship, exactly the same as the 'cost' of two close friends. Instead of having the usual five, they are more like to have four close friends. And given that one of them is the new people who come into your life, you have to 'get rid of' the two others, "said Professor Robin Dunbar, an evolutionary biologist, was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
According to the study, men tend to have four or five close friends, while five or six women. However, men are more prone to drop his friends started having a romantic moment, it is when compared to women, it is known from studies in men and women aged 18 to 60.
Attention will be focused entirely on the couple, and you no longer think of a friend or someone else who had a particularly close relationship. According to Professor Dunbar not only partner that can keep you from friends. Have children or dogs also cause the same effect.