At what age will your popularity peak?

29, a new British study finds.

29 year olds have an average of 80 friends, while all other age groups have an average of 64 friends, a 30 percent decrease.
The findings come from the Genius Gluten Free group, which surveyed 1,500 Britons about their friends and immediate social circles.

The findings report that 29 year olds still hold onto seminal school friendships while having been allowed sufficient time to build strong work relationships.

29 years olds, furthermore, tend to make more friends at work than other age groups, as the stress of entry-level employment incentivizes bonding with coworkers.

It is in the office, rather than in nightclubs and social activities, that 29 year olds build their most lasting new friendships.


Thomas Freeman is Texas-transplant and aspiring journalist trying (but often failing) to navigate New York City. A current NYU student, Thomas also writes articles and manages media content for 20to30.

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