We all say that we love our friends, no matter what…
But, a recent study in the US suggests that women are less likely to be buddies with their peers, if they think they are too promiscuous. The study by psychologists at Cornell University found that college-age women judge their fellow women negatively if they have had more than 20 partners. They deemed them ‘unsuitable for friendship.’
Yet, when men were asked to rate their likelihood of being buddies with other men who had a similar number of notches (20 plus) and those who didn’t- they showed no preference. That old double standard that woman face, well it seems to be alive and kicking! It got me thinking as to what I look for in my female friends. Do they all share a quality that I value more than any other? Do they have similar tastes to me? Do I judge them, and what they do in their lives, by the standards I set for myself?
I’d be lying if I said I never judged something a friend did: For example, I’ve lost count of the times I have told a buddy that they are making a mistake dating Mr Never-Gonna-Be-Right… And naturally I gravitate to those that share my sense of humor, who like similar activities, and are partial to a good cocktail… As for qualities, well, the top one above all is loyalty – folks that are there for me through thick and thin, and have my best interests at heart.
With that in mind, I picked 7 famous women whom I would love to count as my friends. They all have excellent qualities that they would bring to the table. See what you think. I’d love to know who your wish list of celebrity friends would be??
All photo credits: Pacific Coast News