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Study Says We Definitely Think We're Hotter Than Our Best Friends

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We love our best friend. That person is there for us when we're heart broken, when we're drunk, and when we're lonely. But are people able to set aside their competitiveness for their BFF?

Research answers with a big resounding NO!

Most people think that if a handsome stranger came across them and their best friend in a bar, that stranger would pick them.

Skout, the leading global platform for meeting new people, had 3,306 people fill out a survey about their best friends. They found 52 percent of men and 62 percent of women think they are more attractive than their partner in crime.

You may think this is a sign of immaturity, but the effect actually gets stronger with age. Skout found that people in their 40's lead in saying their best friend isn't as good looking than them.

And that's not all. Many men consider their best friend to be a woman, not a man.

The survey showed that 40 percent of men have a female best friend. But the feelings aren't mutual. Women seem to still relate more to other ladies since 66 percent of women say a fellow woman is their BFF.

There's also good news. Distance doesn't break many friendships. The survey found only 47 percent of people live in the same town as their best friend, 24 percent of people have a best friend who lives far away, and 7 percent of people's BFFs are in a completely different country.

Well, at least not everything about friendships is superficial! Hopefully, this is a sign that people just have a lot of self-confidence, and it's not a sign of being mean.