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Family & Relationships It takes this many hours to become BFFs

14:27  09 april  2018
14:27  09 april  2018 Source:   harpersbazaar.co.uk

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Friendship takes time to develop. The more time two people spend together, the more likely they are to be friends. On the other hand, there are people we see regularly but don’t consider friends. So just how many hours of togetherness does it take for an acquaintance to become a friend?

After some follow-up, Dr. Hall got a good grasp of how long it takes to become BFFs with someone you meet and instantly feel connected to: While it takes 40 to 60 hours together to become casual friends Then best friend-status is typically achieved after 200 or more hours , according to his results.

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Research published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships claims it takes 200 hours of time spent together - the equivalent of just 8 and a third days.

Jeffrey Hall of the University of Kansas conducted two studies to examine the correlation of time spent together to personal closeness.

In the first, he surveyed over 350 adults who had moved to a new town, and in the second, surveyed over 100 university freshers.

Analysing how the participants developed friendships over time, Hall concluded that it takes approximately 200 hours for a 'best friendship' to develop. He also determined it took an initial 50 hours of interaction for an acquaintance to become a 'casual friend', and 90 hours to convert that to regular 'friends'.

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He also determined it took an initial 50 hours of interaction for an acquaintance to become a 'casual friend', and 90 hours to convert that to regular 'friends'. Of course, the quality of those hours still matters - just putting in 200 hours with someone won't make them your BFF forever

So, that friend you think you instantly became BFFs with – not the case unless you've already spent The report states that it takes about 50 hours for an acquaintance to become a friend, 90 hours to I'm still best friends with my college BFF and I'm sure many women my age can say the same thing.

Of course, the quality of those hours still matters - just putting in 200 hours with someone won't make them your BFF forever (take for example, a colleague at work that you sit near but don't really chat to).

“When you spend time joking around, having meaningful conversations, catching up with one another, all of these types of communication episodes contribute to speedier friendship development,” Hall told Psychology Today.

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