25 Feb

Do men take longer to get ready than women?

photo courtesy of johanferreira15

A group of researchers from Britain have just released a study claiming that men take an average of 83 minutes to get ready every morning.  The study, which followed 3,000 people living in England,  says that metrosexuality is to blame, citing actors like Zac Efron as a major influence on men’s style and grooming.

Women, on the contrary, take an average of 79 minutes to get ready (including hair, makeup, and clothing.)  They also spend one less minute showering than guys do.

I’m not gonna lie, I was shocked by this.  I grew up in a family that is super low-maintenance (my dad and brother are race car drivers— they could care less what they look like most of the time.)  And Travis (who is a great dresser, in my opinion) has his routine down to 10 or 15 minutes.  But my perception of guys must be skewed.

Have you ladies found this study to be true?  Do your boyfriends (or brothers, or male friends) take longer to get ready than you do? Does he have more hair products or shoes?  And how long does it usually take you to get ready in the morning?  What about when you’re going out for a night on the town?

{ posted: Thursday, February 25, 2010 }


Comments: {6}

  • amy writes:

    yes to every question. boys take forever to dress. and i dress more at travis speed.
    you just lucked out with that one. and im sure he doesn’t own more shoes than you, but i can name a few boys who do…

  • Briana Verdugo writes:

    My brother takes sooo long to get ready. Changes his shirt like 15 times. Products his hair. It’s crazy. But he is the only guy I know like that…I lie, so does my Dad. Yikes, I have fembots for men in my life!

  • Antonia writes:

    I get stuck with the boys who don’t care at ALL about their appearance. 5 min and lucky if I’m worthy enough for them to shower.

    My dad on the other hand? Who knows. Personally I think he might beam back to the mothership to dress.

  • Marina writes:

    This is totally true! In my experience, guys take longer to get up in the morning and move much slower through their morning routine. I’ve dated a few guys who say they are coming over in 15 minutes… and arrive an hour later.

  • Tina writes:

    Ryan definitely has me beat! Shorter shower, ZERO product, and with his fair hair, he rarely has to shave. And he wears the same clothes every day, so that’s an easy choice! I take way longer.

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