London - It is the flashpoint for countless domestic rows – and now a survey has shown just how many men would rather be with their pals than their partners.
Of 1 500 men, more than half – 54 percent – said they would prefer to spend time with their friends than their wives or girlfriends.
And perhaps unsurprisingly, 44 percent of men have argued with their other halves about the amount of time they spend with their mates.
The average man has five friends who they typically see three times a week. But for many that isn’t enough, with 27 percent of those surveyed saying they would like to see their friends even more often.
Dispiritingly for women, 38 percent of the men said their best friend was the funniest person they know, compared to just 20 percent who chose their wives. And an astonishing 69 percent said that men are more loyal than women.