Study: This is how long it takes adults to make new friends

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In a landmark study, a University of Kansas professor now believes he knows why making friends as an adult is just so difficult. Short answer? Time. The study: Published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Associate Professor of Communications Studies, Jeffrey Hall, found that it takes about 50 hours to cement a friendship between two adults. That is to say, going from mere acquaintance — that person you find yourself waxing poetic about the utility of avocados in the super market every week with — to a casual friend. If you’re ready to kick it up a notch,…

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