Why your girlfriend is a whore?

A few weeks ago there was a blog post on Psychology Today with the title Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do (And why your girlfriend is a whore). Satoshi Kanazawa explains why

“your friends on average have more friends than you do.”

He goes on to explain that:

You are more likely to be friends with someone who has more friends than with someone who has fewer friends. There are 12 people who have a friend who has 12 friends, but there is only one person who has a friend who has only one friend. And, of course, there is no one who has a friend who doesn’t have any friend. Yet there is actually only one person who has 12 friends. So “12” gets counted only once when you compute the average number of friends that people have, but it gets counted 12 times when you compute the average number of friends that their friends have. Hence the seeming paradox that your friends have more friends than you do.”

It’s pretty simple mathematics actually.

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