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Study Finds People Will Give Up Their BFFs For The Right Cash

A recent study of 2,000 Brits has found that 40 percent would give up their friends for $240,000 AUD.

What would it take for you to give up your best friend? A free coffee? Some gold bullions? Another even better friend?

Well, a recent study by Foxy Bingo questioned over 2,000 men and women to find how much money it would take for them to sacrifice their BFFs. And no, not sacrifice in a creepy Satanic way, but rather to sever ties with them.

The research found that 40 percent of British people would give up their BFFs for about an average of $240,000 AUD. Which makes sense, considering they were willing to give up their EU friends for free. In case it’s unclear, that’s a Brexit joke.

Women were more willing to give up their friends with the average “right price” being around $194,000 AUD. Meanwhile, men were a little more loyal, requiring about $330,000 AUD.

Friends with loyalty issues; giphy.com

The participant’s location was also a major factor in how much money they would require to let a friend go. For example, those in Liverpool were more than happy to sever friendship ties for $113,000 AUD. While those living in Glasgow required a hefty $367,000 AUD. Now that’s loyalty! Or maybe greed. It’s still unclear.

The study also investigated our general loyalty to friends, finding that 15 percent had confessed to backstabbing their BFFs, while 11 percent said they had deliberated excluded their friends in online messaging apps.

Even worse than all that, 7 percent of people said they had flirted with their BFF’s partner.

After hearing those statistics, I think we can all agree that it’s too risky to have a friend. We should all just settle for friendly acquaintances.