DO YOUR FRIENDS LIKE YOU? (SPOILER: THEY DON'T)

I hated them first, anyway.

June 26, 2019
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Well, the headline isn't entirely accurate.  One might call it click bait.  Truth is, HALF of your friends don't like you.  And worse, they really don't even consider you their friend at all.

Probably nothing.  Turns out we're just bad at judging who our friends are.  One of the study's authors said,  "If you think someone is your friend, you expect him to feel the same way. But in fact, that's not the case."

Ouch.

Dick.

Well so how do you know who to trust, then?  Same author said there are a few easy ways to tell. The number of mutual friends you have and the similarity of your social statuses can determine whether you're actually friends or not. 

Ok.

I'm guessing we have our own ways of knowing, though.  Like for me, if you CALL me after I text you, you ain't my friend.  If you call me during football on Sunday, you're out.  BUT, if you feed my cat when I'm in Aruba in July, you're my friend!

Anybody?

 

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