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MIRROR ONLINE, APRIL 11, 2019
COVERAGE FOR FOXY BINGO

Brits would happily give up their best friend for £131,000, study finds

  • Do you love your bestie like a family member or would you be willing to ditch them for the right price?

If someone offered you money to give up your best friend forever, would you do it? And how much would it cost to ruin your friendship?

We’re probably talking pretty big numbers right? After all this is your BFF we’re talking about, they know all your dirty secrets.

Well if you were thinking the figure would be in the millions, you’d be wrong.

A new study has found that a lot of Brits would be willing to say goodbye to their bestest pal for just £131,000.

The research, commissioned by Foxy Bingo, saw 2,000 men and women be questioned over just how much money it would take for them to ditch their friend.

And 40 percent of the participants admitted they would definitely bin their bestie for the right amount.

Results showed that of those asked, women would give up their BFF for just £106,000, while men would require a bit more money at £180,000.

This put the average sum at £131,000.

Of all those questioned, those who lived in Liverpool were found to be the ‘least loyal’ to their mates, saying they would only need £62,000 to sever ties.

Meanwhile those in Glasgow, would need a bit more incentive as they asked for a £200,000 cheque to do the deed.

As well as this, the survey also looked at attitudes towards friendships and it’s fair to say that we can all be pretty cruel to our pals.

Some 15 percent confessed to bad-mouthing a friend behind their back, while 11 percent admitted they had a Whatsapp chat that purposefully excluded certain members of their friendship group.

And it gets worse.

Seven percent of participants made the shocking admission that they had previously flirted with their friend’s partner and a further six percent even went as far as to kiss them.

Despite these acts, many still thought they were a “good” friend, with a whopping 84 percent of people saying they would lie to protect a friend – with 21 percent adding they’d continue to back them up, no matter what they had done.

Kim Mills, Sponsorship & Partnerships Manager at Foxy Bingo, said: “This study is a fascinating look into the nature of friendship. Although some people would sell their best friend down the river for some cash, it’s reassuring to see that most Brits value friendship and are loyal to their pals.”