Male inattentiveness isn't the only reason why women tend to talk more than men. It's because women crave the chemicals serotonin and oxytocin. It's part of the reason why gossip actually is healthy for your body (though perhaps not for the person you're gossiping about). By the way, during an average day, women speak with about 20,000 words and gestures. Men? About 7,000. Yes, that includes grunts directed at the Knicks.
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