No matter where do you come from, how old are you at the moment or if you’re married or not, each one of us will have one relationship in our lives that we value more than others in our lifetime. It could be a sibling, a parent, a childhood friend, or a romantic partner.
However, according to a survey conducted by the company Champneys, our idea about our soulmate might be a bit off, because it turns out that most women actually prefer their best friends than their husbands.
Out of the 1517 women that participated in the survey, more than 50% claimed that their girlfriends ranked higher than their spouses when talking about who are they closer to, and there are several reasons why.
The first and most iconic reason is that women felt they could “talk about anything” with another woman, and that is not the case with their husbands. The second reason is that the surveyed women felt like their female friends “listen more”, and they can tell them things their partners could not.
Another reason is that women suggested that they simply have a better time when they’re with their girlfriends than their spouses, and 39% of them said they prefer their girlfriends because “they laugh until they cry”. 29% of them said that they can truly be themselves when with their pals, and that they have so much more in common with them.
28% of them said that their gal-pals offer better advice, and more than 25% of them said that their husband does not take the first spot because their female friends are “less irritating”.
A spokesperson for the company that conducted the survey said that they back these research findings with their own sales stats, which indicate that all-female group bookings for their spa-day services and weekend offerings have been doubled in the past year.
Well, the reason behind this could be that spa-days are usually marketed towards women, but it’s the fact that women choose to bring their lady friends rather than their spouses is pretty telling. Another interesting fact is that women have told their besties, on average, two secrets that their husbands don’t know.