Thursday, September 16, 2010

Get boyfriend, lose friends

Remember how every other beginning comes from some other beginning's end? The late '90s song lyric applies to relationships, too.

Falling in love costs you two close friends, according to research from Oxford University.

Researchers say your core circle of five buddies drops two members once you enter a serious relationship.

The conclusion seems logical, given the amount of time you spend with a new partner at a romance's onset.

In fact, I think two might even be a little low...especially if you choose a love interest who's not exactly a social butterfly.

How many friends -- if any -- do you usually lose when you enter a relationship?

(via Washington Post)