The ultimate guide to making friends: Professor who's spent years studying friendships reveals how long it takes to turn an acquaintance into a true friend

Turning an acquaintance into a true friend takes between 80 and 100 hours, according to new research.
That means that if you take a four-day holiday with someone you've just met, the two of you might just be friends by the end of it. 
Or, if that feels too ambitious, watching roughly 200 episodes of the TV show, Friends, together could do it.
Friendship – distinct even from romantic or familial relationships – has been shown to more life satisfaction, better health and overall well-being, time and time again.
Yet, a 2016 survey found that nearly three quarters of Americans feel lonely,... read more

 
6 April 2018 in Health, Views: 55
Source: Daily Mail
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