Things to say to a girl while texting. What's On Your Mind? My boyfriend phones me with information and I turn it into gossip. Furi says: Life is not a Victoria's Secret catalog. City Hall? Discourse Studies3 1 The study found that men gossip at least as much as women, especially on their mobiles. Our focus-group participants all felt that these new factors had resulted in an overall increase in the amount of gossip they engaged in. Instead, be the guy who never stands by, silently watching a fellow human be tormented or threatened.