When was the last time you cried and why?

Dry your eyes mate

A recent study said women to cry more often and for longer than men.

True to the stereotype that women blub more easily, it’s claimed girls tear up between 30 and 64 times a year, while men weep between six and 17 times.

And when they open the flood gates, women really let it go in comparison to men – crying for double the amount of time, at an average of six minutes.

But all of these Londoners – men and women alike – admitted they’d had a little cry recently.

Will, 30, visiting from Australia

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“I think it was about six weeks ago, at the cowboy film The Longest Ride.”

Julia, 30, waitress and yoga instructor


“A few days ago, I suppose it’s because I’m not satisfied with where I am in life at the moment, like not achieving some goals.”

Ged, 19, Architectural Studies at UCL


“Three weeks ago at my granddad’s funeral.”

Monica, 50, helps run charity Dress for Success

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“I had just started my new job, and the first piece of post I received was from my new fella. I tried to hold back the tears, but it was so sweet.”

Charlie, 18, Musician


“I cried about two minutes ago because of this mustard.”

Hannah, 23, freelance print designer

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“Three days ago at my grandma’s funeral.”

Joe, 28, advertising


“Must have been about a week ago, at the documentary Wolf Pack – I went to the premier and it was really moving.”

Bastien, 22, visiting from France


“Six months ago I broke my leg and fingers, so I cried.”

Jess, 19, Social Anthropology at Kent


“Two weeks ago at Inside Out.”

Bartek, 16, Student


“I can’t really think when I last cried, apart from two years ago when I broke my arm.”

Vanessa, 30, visiting from Australia

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“A couple of nights ago I had such bad stomach pain that I actually cried.”

Laura, 22, visiting from France


“Two months ago I cried when my boyfriend went back to France and I stayed in England.”