Women cry up to four times more than men, according to Professor Ad Vingerhoets, a leading authority on crying.
However men let the tears flow more when they experience something positive e.g when their sports team wins an important match, a study revealed.
Professor Vingerhoets has said that the most common reason for crying among women was a feeling of powerlessness, rather than the sadness.
He told to local media: ‘Overall, men and women cry over the same major things, like the death of a loved-one, romantic break-ups, and homesickness.
‘However, women also tend to cry over more mundane things like conflicts, criticism, and a computer crash.’
But he went on to say: ‘Remarkably, men tend to cry more often in reaction to positive events.’
He further said that cultural reason is a major cause of this phenomenon because if men would cry when they feel helpless it will consider as a sign of weakness.
In a study, 5,000 people were asked how likely they were to cry in different situations.
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