DS is 10 and up until last year, he got along much better with girls than with boys. It was always the non-girly girls he was best friends with, and often girls a year or two older than he was. I never thought much about it being related to his giftedness until I read an article the other day stating that because gifted boys develop more quickly socially, they tend to get along better with girls (who also develop more quickly socially) in the earlier grades. Even now, in 4th grade, he has really two good male friends (both also gifted) and a handful of good female friends too.
I thought this was kind of interesting. So, I'm wondering has this been anyone else's experience with their gifted boys and the way friendships have developed through the elementary years?