Fun post: Who gossips more? Men or women?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Who gossips more?
    Men : (5 votes)
    8 %
    Women : (33 votes)
    55 %
    I don't know : (2 votes)
    3 %
    It's a tie, maybe : (20 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 3
    820 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Haha, I do, by far. I’m a gossip hound, both celebrity-wise and people we know. My DH has NO INTEREST, so I resort to gossiping in my mom while DH mocks us.

    Post # 4
    2319 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’d say “women”. I definitely do. A lot.

    Post # 6
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Whenever SO and I see our friends from college (which is a few times a year, at most) he ALWAYS wants the gossip. Most of our friends stayed in DC where we went to school, so they still see each other a lot. He cuts right to the chase, too. Will just straight up ask one of our friends “So, what’s the gossip?” I don’t really care about gossip much, so in our relationship, it’s definitely more him. 

    I also think women get a bad reputation for gossiping more than men. Men are just as eager to hear something bad about someone else as women are and to spread that knowledge on. In high school and stuff, you always hear about a guy who basically pits girls against each other to “fight over him” or whatever. That’s creating drama and gossip. So is spreading rumors or retelling sex stories or whatever. It’s a total double standard.

    Just my two cents, though!

    Post # 7
    1584 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Women. Definitely. My FI really doesn’t understand why I waste time thinking or gossiping about anyone else the way I do sometimes. LOL

    Post # 8
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @LadyBlackheart:  In my experience, it’s women. The men I know don’t care about indulging in any of that crap. My brothers and my husband will listen if something is interesting but they could care less about anything celebrity (me too for that matter), about work people they don’t know, or any “girl” stuff. I am not gossipy by nature because I just really don’t care. People can do what they want, it’s none of my business.

    One of the main reasons I don’t hang out one on one with women is because all they do is talk about each other or their relationship drama. I can’t stand people like that. If it has nothing to do with me, then I don’t need 7 play by plays about it. Why women feel the need to talk about the same issue all night I will never understand. Yeah, I got it. He’s a jerk. Let’s move on. It happens at work too but I just ignore it.

    Post # 9
    2546 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    My husband says he has no interest in gossip and that I’m the gossip queen and he just doesn’t care etc  but he’s a TOTAL gossipper. he’ll tell me all about his friends lives, and he wants to talk about it with his other friends just like I do, and he says it’s because “we’re all friends and should be aware of each other’s struggles/things that we’re going through/some bull crap like that”

    Post # 10
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think it’s a tie. I think it depends on the people. I’m not a big gossiper and neither is FI, but we DO enjoy gossiping together. I love to tell him all the things that are going on with my friends or the people I work with. And I have one friend who I gossip with and we gossip together. Other than that, I stay out of people’s business for the most part and I’m always the last to know everything, so I’m the worst gossiper anyway 🙂

    Post # 11
    830 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @LadyBlackheart: I’ve been invited by FH to a few dinners etc with his workmates and wow. Men and women are exactly the same and both gossip… however the content of the gossip does differ a little…

    1: “…Oh yeah, that Greg bloke. Work with him?”

    2: “Nah mate, can’t stand him.”

    3: “Yeah, me neither. He bloody *insert extremely complicated description of incorrect/alternative use of high tech power tool/crane/other machinery*.”

    2: “No way! Are you serious?”

    3: “Dead serious. Couldn’t f*ckin’ believe my eyes mate.”

    1: “What a f*ckin’ idiot.”

    Post # 12
    418 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    @LadyBlackheart:  I definitely think women gossip more in the open… men kind of do it in secret. My SO is DEFINITELY into gossiping but only with me!!

    Post # 13
    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @LadyBlackheart:  totally women. FI and his brothers and friends never gossip about ANYTHING. but man my friends sure run their mouths! :X

    Post # 14
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t think it’s a gender thing, I think it’s a person thing.  I’ve known lots of women and lots of men who like gossiping. I like to think most people grow out of it over time but some do not.

    Post # 15
    1494 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    women, at least i do.

    DH NEVER tells me the complete gossip, he always leaves me hanging wanting more details, i hate that! lol.

    Post # 16
    523 posts
    Busy bee

    @ksus07:  +1 EXACTLY!!

    My SO and his buddies don’t gossip the same way that my friends and I do (and I’ll admit I do love to hear the latest scoop Embarassed) but they definitely still gossip.

    We will gossip to each other (he’ll tell me all the stories he hears and I’ll give him a few of the “tastier” tidbits if he knows the person) too.

    @bebero:  My boyfriend uses the same lines!! “Oh yeah I mean Matt probably would have told me if he was there….” And I’m thinking: Yeah, he would have shared that his girlfriend repeatedly slept with the lead singer of a local band behind his back?!

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