Research has found that the average woman cries around six times every month - more than twice as much as men.
While it's widely accepted that women tend to show their emotions more than men, we were surprised that we cry this much.
Actually, hang on a minute...
When you think about the weekly episodes of Modern Family that always have that tiny poignant moment right at the end before it finishes on a laugh... The Spark ad (Father's Day)... Notebook... The Fault In Our Stars... Offspring (often)... The news stories you wish you hadn't read...
...Seeing an elderly couple holding hands... Watching a man open the door for his wife... The moments your kids make you burst with pride... Listening to Miley Cyrus' Malibu (yes, just listen) ... When you go to your child's school assembly and the kids sing the national anthem... any amount of time at all that you spend at the arrivals/departures lounge at the airport.
Actually, six might be a modest estimate.
Research undertaken by Hycosan Fresh, an eye-drop manufacturer, has found that women will cry 4,680 times over the course of their adult life, which equates to 72 times a year, and six times a month.
Men only shed a tear three times a month - but they're less embarrassed about crying than women, with the research showing that four in 10 men aren't bothered about crying in public compared to a third of women. (Maybe we're more embarrassed because we cry so much.)
Well, life is full of moving moments.
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