Science: To Make Friends, Sing

Making new friends as an adult is harder than when you’re a kid, but now science has a quirky way for you to do so: sing. Evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar studies friendships at the University of Oxford. In an interview in Scientific American, Dunbar recounted a study. She explained that singing gives one a massive hit of feel-good endorphins, which makes us feel bonded to those we’re singing with. She added, “We call it the ‘icebreaker effect.’ It seems when you go once a week to your glee club or barber’s quartet and sing together, it just ramps up this sense of belonging.” (Inc.