This is absolutely true for men. Not so sure about women.

I saw this quote on Twitter last week, posted by a woman:

“Men socialize by insulting each other, but they really don't mean it. Women socialize by complimenting each other, but they don't mean it either.”

The first half of this statement is most assuredly true. In fact, I would argue that men often socialize with women by insulting them, too, but without meaning it.

hate this guy

I cannot confirm the accuracy of the second, at least on a regular basis.