A new study has found that friends don't always give the best love life advice and often they can end up sabotaging new relationships.

When we introduce a friend to a new potential partner too early it can ruin things. You don't want to hear a friend's opinion on someone before you've had a chance to make up your own mind yet.

It's important to give a relationship time to breathe and settle before letting others pass judgement on it.

Keep in mind that some friends have their own agenda - they may want to keep you single for their own reasons and will give you bad advice about a new partner.