A Study Has Shown That People Stop Making New Friends at 25 Years Old


Last Updated on 2023-03-28 , 2:06 pm

Making new friends comes easily to some and might be more difficult for others, but have you ever wondered if there’s a point in your life when you simply stop meeting new people, stop trying to form a connection?

Apparently, there’s a number to this.

The Magical Number is 25.

This study reports that at the age of 25, making new friends is no longer a thing, and this is further accentuated by peak mobile phone usage at that age too.

Out of a few million people in the United Kingdom, it appears that 25-year-old males have up to 19 people they keep in contact with while 25-year-old females have 16.

But no worries, it’s not as bad as it sounds.

Quantity VS Quality

You know what they say, right? It’s not how many friends you have, but how good a friend they are to you.

With a smaller group of people that you interact frequently with, you can spend more time with each individual, which means quality interactions rather than mass gatherings.

The people you hang out with at this point are more likely than not to be the ones you truly admire, understand and care about, as they have stuck around for long enough and have made you feel appreciated just as you did for them.

So meeting up with these people might make your time more enjoyable than trying to keep up with your legions of friends.

Less Obsessed with Popularity

Moreover, we might care less about our popularity among others as we mature. What’s the use of being a household name if you don’t have a single close friend to tell your worries and joys to?

Growing older might mean a decreased need for huge group meetings and to expand your social circles.

Whether you’re the social butterfly or the quiet hermit, make use of your time before this age. 25 is not the magical number written in stone where you must halt all interactions, and you might just find strong bonds beyond this point in life.

So remember: don’t find it strange if you don’t feel like making friends at 25 years old. You’re not alone.