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Friday, 1 June 2012

What is this I hear? Men gossip more than women? Bouhahaha!

A new study carried out recently by psychology lecturers at the Western Canadian Undergraduate University, Canada, has disproved the myth that women gossip more than men. Studies have shown that men of 'nowadays' gossip more that women.

It is commonly believed that women are the ones who love to spread rumours, and gossip about their friends behind their backs…but today, men…are worse! Men…love a bit of scandal, and will do anything they can to be centre of attention with their colleagues and peers

Is that so? So you men like to gossip eh kwa? Good to know that. Hehe...continue...
 
The study carried out claims that although men and women love to gossip, chatter tends to bring guys closer, and tear female friends apart.

The study found that men chat about shared activities such as sports, which automatically brings them closer while women chat about physical appearance – which can endanger friendships.
Yet another study recently conducted by global research company, Onepoll, revealed that men spend an average of 76 minutes a day chatting and gossiping with their friends or work colleagues, compared to just 52 minutes for women.

The study also found that the favourite gossip topics for men include the antics of drunken friends, old school friends, rumours about possible relationships in the office or the boss, promotions, sex, salaries and the most attractive girl at work…while women were found to be more likely to complain about other women, other people’s sex lives amongst others.
 
The study further found that office is the preferred place for men to exchange gossip and that guys are happiest when chatting with work colleagues, and 58 per cent admit that being a gossip makes them feel “part of the gang”.
 
The researchers add that women also love to talk about news but rather than focusing on politics or government issues, news about soap operas and celebrities are more likely to cause a debate. And any type of relationship is up for discussion – whether it is their own, their friends, their friends’ friends or their bond with their mother-in-law.

82 Comments:

  • At 1 June 2012 at 12:23 , Blogger Lilspicer said...

    OYINBO PAWPAW YELLOW PEOPLE AND DER FAKE STUDIES-
    HW wuld a guy whos busy lookin for money and gurls or playin games psp in dat matter hav time to goosip abegi na white lie www.twitter.com/lilspicer

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 12:24 , Blogger AdedoyinHazel said...

    I think this is true actually. I hang out with boys often and they surely do gossip too. i don't know about them gossiping more per say, but I'm certain men gossip too. Perhaps in a "different way" but they do. Funny enough, the females i hang out with(actual friends), they don't gossip..hardly ever. we usually only share jokes with each other and study together and mention parts of our past.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 12:30 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    chatter tends to bring guys closer, and tear female friends apart.... Linda d difference is clear, we dont do bad gossip.
    ....Olusegun

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 12:36 , Blogger Professor X said...

    I'm not at all surprised. The men in BBA Upville house totally validate the outcome of this study. Blaady gossips.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 12:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    THAT FOR JOBLESS MAN AND FULL TIME HOUSE HUSBAND LIKE MANY OF OUR BROTHERS IN LONDON AND USA.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 12:38 , Anonymous Chikaka said...

    I've always been told that. What they don't really do is dilute it & pass it around.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 12:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda, i havent read what you posted about this topic or anything about the survey that was conducted but all I know from personal experiences is that it is 110% true. Men gossip alot even more than women. U have them every where, even in the work place, i have had a lot of experience with them, so whenever i meet a man that talks too much, i distance myself from them. They will eventually say evil things about you too. ladies be careful of Men that Talk alot.That my own o

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 12:49 , Blogger Mena UkodoisReady said...

    Yes

    Other men discuss mundane topics about women like her bum size, boobs size etc, but most naija men talking about women is about she is not married at xxyrs, she seduced me, she is possessed, she has slept with every thing that moves...mind you its because the 'she' didnt give them the time of the day.

    THE SURVEY IS CORRECT!



    is sex overrated ----> http://efemenaoreoluwa.blogspot.com/2012/06/help-4-cant-sexually-respond-to-my.html

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 12:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    abeggg its soo true ive knowned along time. mennn can gossips chei !!!!! esp wen it comes 2 kiss nd tell na deir job b dat . yea dey talk bout sports den politics den games den na woman b d main gist dat wud take hrs eh . den try catchin dem gossipin shame go cash dem . lol.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 12:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    na lie which kain study be that ....women are the masters of gossip i beg

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 12:57 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Maybe Gay men..naija men use their mouth for running down and ruining women's rep..malicious maybe..gossip??..don't think so..@strfrmdahips..

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:01 , Anonymous BonkoINC said...

    Gossipz...........woMen cumz to mind first...

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    where are the gossips? huh?

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:22 , Anonymous My 1 cent said...

    Na today? @Anon 12:57, abeg tell me what's the difference btw 'running people down maliciously' and gossip? All na d same tin jare. Definition of Gossip :a conversation involving malicious chatter or rumours about other people.
    Me I don sabi taytay...I believe the research without an iota of doubt. Funny thing is that they would never agree they do. They are lot more worst than women

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:28 , Blogger Floxy Angel said...

    Its so true Linda..... Guys gossip more. Typical example is hia in my ofis, they can gossip!!! Choiiiii. And the funniest part is that they do it so innocently that they dnt even know they r gossiping.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:32 , Anonymous sarafina said...

    Calm$ down calm down anon! Na so e dey start o

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:36 , Blogger Lara Akin said...

    Its no secret! This has been known for AGES! When it comes to BOYS and Gossip they are perhaps WORST than WOMEN!!

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:38 , Anonymous Alter Ego said...

    Linda thank God you said "CANADA". Nigerian men don't have time to gossip.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:42 , Anonymous Miss pepe said...

    I over concur..e.g prezzo,dkb,roki of bba.....they can gossip for der ancestors

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Innocently is the word. 70% of the gist we women hear na our husband/bf/mf de give us

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I know this for a fact beacause my husband is a bloody gossip.........infact I regret marrying him

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lol

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yes gossip brings men together and gets women at daggers drawn.
    http://www.myperfectinternet.com/?refid=b379b

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:57 , Blogger chick said...

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  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:58 , Blogger chick said...

    I've been saying this for a while now, Men definitely gossip more than ladies, the worst kind are the men who talk alot...this study is on point!

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 13:59 , Blogger Professor X said...

    Lobatan.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sooooooooo true. I recently started a new job and my trainer is a man and omdsss he has told us so much about the office people already. Come and see the way he describes pple and who will be the next manager, who has applied for what and who is on disciplinary smh is alot of fings trust me. Men tear people down also joor

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:05 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    linda before nko

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:08 , Blogger IAmhairs said...

    i only fink u shuld get ur facts straight b4 diagreeing wif a study dat was nt jst carried out in a day but 4 a long period of time by sound minded individual in universities and as a mata of fact,.15 in evri 20 guys can relate wif d whole research..same applies 2 d ladies 2....@twitter.com/iAmhair or murphyhairs.blogspot.com 4 fresh update on events.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Chineke

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Chei..I dey train for london..with a group of women..nothing wey dem never goss about..this thing dey our genes..from another woman's relationship..hair..clothes..shoes..those gossip mags how many men buy them..and most damning on LIB..a bonafide Goss Blog..who are the patrons..Women..looking 4 what??..u know now.fresh.out of the oven Gossip!!..lol

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:18 , Blogger vroomangel said...

    Men gossip but not evil one, women gossip to kill their mates

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Are they just finding out? it's always being known fact. A guy that will do anything to sleep with a girl just to tell his friends how it went down.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lol..wickid!!!

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:37 , Anonymous DEEFLAMEZ said...

    WHATEVER MEHN...ME I NO GREE JOR

    By the way i love this sentence: Gossip brings men together and gets women at daggers drawn...yes sooo TRUE

    @willadebo

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:40 , Anonymous DEEFLAMEZ said...

    OFCOS MEN YARN, GOSSIP, GIST...WHATEVER, BUT 'MORE'??? NAHHH, THE RESEARCHER(S) WERE PROBABLY STOOLING WHEN THEY ARRIVED AT THIS CONCLUSION

    @willadebo

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:41 , Anonymous wivestownhallconnection said...

    Ahaaa! lindo, some men can really really gosip, but I still think that women gosip more o.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    men are mighty gossips and nigerian men in my experience are the worst, when rumours fly about a girl being a whore it comes from the guys mostly, the rumours start from there. these same guys will be smiling with the girl and at the same time telling her friends his friends men smh....

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:54 , Anonymous Eze said...

    Abeg pass the mic joh,dem and their useless studies, we only gist at the beer parlour,nobe gossip abeg.No be so dem talk say Jonathan dey score well for government??

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:57 , Anonymous cynosure faces said...

    its the plain truth!.....

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 14:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    So very true..Men gossip a lot abt everything.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 15:01 , Anonymous Janded said...

    it is true o. men of these days have too much time hissing.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 15:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anonymous:
    The fact that there are more male LIB readers than female LIB readers confirms the result of this study... Linda na lie I talk? ;)

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 15:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @Linda, it is so true that men gossip more than women. One day, I went out with my husband and his friends by mistake and if you hear the things they were saying. It was a group of 5-6 men some married and 3 single, all educated and had life going for them. They gossiped about everything, ladies,cars, talked about everything right in my front, I was shocked at how they talked about ladies that sleep with men without the wedding ring, they even abused some women's brazilian hair , I was so surprised.

    Also, men play a bigger role in spreading lies and causing fights among women. Ladies just be careful to not tell your husband everything you do with your female friends. Because, I know guys that will go and tell their male friends and next thing they spreading rumors about her, ...then next your husband doesn't want you hanging around that female friend anymore.

    It's crazy but so true.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 15:18 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    this is actually very true. i work in a male dominated environment and the level of gossip that goes on here is simply outrageous.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 15:23 , Blogger metche said...

    Before this time men dont gossip but this present day men, haba, mennh u need to see them at beer parlours especially when they have taken enough green bottles. They will tell you hw they slept with their wives. lols. Its very unfortunate. They have taken over gossip from women

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 15:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sharrrap...u twat!

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 15:41 , Anonymous peter said...

    well, that's his opinion. as a biomedical student, i know that the women's tongue has more than 10times the number of elastic fibres than men. This makes women to talk faster, talk more easily than men. Hence, women gossip more than men. PERIOD!

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 15:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Like you right?
    It takes one to know one,innit?

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 15:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Like the size of your Ikebe,abi?
    Rubbish,Hissssssssssssss

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 15:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Choi!
    I'm sure he feels the same.....shameless woman!

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 15:54 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I support this study. Men love to gossip and read gossip. An example, is when it comes to all them soft-sell magazines, they behave like they are not intrested. But i would later catch them when they think no one is watching, reading that same mag like his life depended on it.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 16:08 , Anonymous ALLTHATJAZZ said...

    ALL LIES,A WOMAN CAN TRAVEL FROM WARRI TO LAGOS JUST TO GOSSIP,MEN WON'T GO THAT FAR

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 16:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yea..dats ryt men gossip more than women...and d gossip alws centres on gurls...ladies beware! They compliment you n gossip about you wit their friends..they dont keep secrets..

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 16:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Totally true jor. Whenever I hang out with my male cousins all they do is talk about football briefly, then about girls and relationships.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 16:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mumu, who told u all gossip is bad?

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 16:19 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dumbo, that's why the study was done. To disprove what comes to ur very small mind!

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 16:38 , Blogger Somi Ekhasomhi said...

    When I was in school, almost all the bad stories about girls were spread by guys. Even in a working environment now, (and i work in a male oriented field) I've found that guy are the ones who spread stories , lie that they've slept with one girl or the other or know someone that some poor girl has slept with e.t.c...

    Sometimes they just make up a story and as soon as it's said over Beer, it become gospel and tarnishes some poor girls image.

    Girls gossip too, but girl gossip doesn't have the power to ruin reputations the way guys do.

    Plus guys mostly only gossip about girls, not other guys....

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 16:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks for letting us know, dear Linda. I am a pan-Africanist and I beg that next time you find pictures of black men to use. We are tired of seeing pictures of our exploiters used in telling our own stories. Love you, girl.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 16:44 , Blogger Joyin + Makeovers said...

    This is so true. I've concluded research on this issue long time. it's very pathetic though. #smh

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 16:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This is so true. I concluded my own research on this issue long time. it's very pathetic though. #smh.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 16:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Totally brainless statement. Must u comment?

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 16:51 , Anonymous FAY said...

    Lobatan indeed!

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 16:51 , Blogger Bamidele said...

    lol, Linda! - Linda!!, don't you know before? That men gossip more...Ok see what men talk about here www.mynaijainfo.blogspot.com

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 16:55 , Anonymous FAY said...

    Was rather unfortunate to be home on a day my brother and his frnds came to hang out at home. Men over 30 o, all they freaking did was yak yak yak.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 17:05 , Blogger Jehovanni♥ said...

    Heheheheheehe! Ghen Ghen!

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 17:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Men gossip perhaps more than women but tearing people down is an individual thing. A very bad character trait that you cannot attach to any gender or race/nationality generally. We guys talk about sports, politics, other men and how much they got or who they fucking, brag directly or indirectly about our sexual prowess and of course, hot girls.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 18:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    All this oyinbo wit dia studies and research ehn.... Abegi..

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 18:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    men definitely gossip more than women, they talk about their cars, women , wives, who they are cheating with, they talk about their scandalous pasts, which women they slept with and they presume this their talk will bring them closer to each other, thinking is is a secret and player bond,but the gist gets spread. How do u think that Kobe got caught, if not Kobe telling his friends and then those ones telling their friends which then got to Kobe's wives. The one that kills me is when they cheat,or go to strip clubs and do rubish without their girlfriends knowledge, their escapades always come out. Meanwhile on the other hand if a woman cheats on her boyfriend/husband the partner will never know, why, bcos she keeps it to herself. Men are really immature and do talk a lot.Do not let that macho extreme fool u, they gossip a lot.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 18:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ofcos guys are the worst gossips. They gossip like its a normal thing.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 18:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Men bond on stupidity. The don't tell each other the truth especially when it comes to women matters . A chic tells her BFF...dont marry that dude he is a player. The chic goes with her instinct . A dude does the same catty shit and the other dude does just that...dumps the chic and won't even say what he heard, he will just pretend the chic did something wrong

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 19:03 , Anonymous sakara said...

    anon June 1, 2012 1:49 PM

    i beg laff wan kill me die

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 19:27 , Anonymous Moi meme said...

    Halleluia praise God FINALLY some one aggree's with me!! This is something I hve been saying for AGES. My ex BF come and see how when he gets on the phone with his african buddies how they gossip! lol you would think they were women, worst than women sef. He had this one friend who he would call if he wanted to hear all the dirt on whats going on in the African community here in texas LOL and i tell you eh when they start they will wash everybody from their mama to their papa and GF's LOL i just think its funny

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 19:35 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Ochimo!nne relax o!lmao

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 19:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yesoo. I agree. Cos all des men nowadays they too gossip. God forbid!

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 19:43 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dis one na trueoo

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 20:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Lol, We have house husbands in 9ja too.

     
  • At 1 June 2012 at 22:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    So tru

     
  • At 2 June 2012 at 01:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Who thinks men dont gossip more than women...read all these comments n see which gender commented most#hehehe#

     
  • At 2 June 2012 at 08:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I concludes on this a very long time ago as well. This stems from the general nature of each gender. A woman is more likely to tell you how she feels to your face. Women are more expressive. I man would bottle it up and tell everyone else but you.

     
  • At 2 June 2012 at 12:04 , Blogger Str8FrmDaHips said...

    of course now..men would gossip about some babe being a whore..how did they know..if they themselves hadn't slept with the hoe??..really annoying..u did the deed..just keep it to urself..some babes have been tainted for life 4 messing with the wrong guy/guys..
    Lesson chose carefully who u mess about with..if not na for LIB..we go hear ur roforofo..and u know we must comment..

     
  • At 3 June 2012 at 09:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I didn't read the article; I always knew men gossip more than women. I used to hang out and have lots of male friends but cut them out one by one because the kind of gossip wey them dey do eeh na the dangerous kind oo. They compete with themselves on who has the worse information on girls and talk a lot of shit about girls and male friends they are jealous about. It was so yucky to watch and bad energy.

    Chy.

     

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