Are men losing the war with women?
A lot of men harbor the notion that perhaps we’re in a blood fight with women over superiority. A lot of women figure, hey guys, you’ve already lost the war.
The whole thing is about how brains work. If we may stereotype, men are aggressive and compulsive. We see the same in the animal world.
Women have a tendency to think things out before they step on the gas. When women drive, they allow a car a half block away to pass before they turn. Men, of course, floor it.
All this is conjecture based on personal experience. Still, there’s a growing body of data suggesting women may hold the upper hand. We took a peek at dozens of sources online. Buck up your ego, boys, and check this out:
27 percent of men think they are smarter than women, 8 percent of women agree with them.
3.8 million men purchase Playboy or Penthouse magazines, 47 million women purchase romance novels.
44 percent of women cheat on their spouses, 60 percent of men.
Women shop with grocery lists. Men buy what looks good.
Women at age 17 function as adults. Men at age 17 are still playing video games.
Women lose interest in toys at age 11 or 12. Men never lose interest, but the toys get more expensive.
Women say they look nice when they wear jewelry but men look like lounge lizards.
90 percent of males say they dress up mostly for weddings and funerals. 74 percent of women say they dress up for shopping.
There are 1.5 million men and 133,000 women incarcerated in federal and state prisons. Men are 14 times more likely to commit crimes.
56 percent of social-site users are female, totaling 81 million.
Women are in the majority on Facebook (58 percent) and Twitter (64 percent). 82 percent of Pinterest users are women. Men predominate on Linkedln (63 percent), Google Plus (71 percent) and Reddit (84 percent).
67 percent of women set their social profiles to private, 48 percent of men.
Women visit social sites 99 million more times than men per month.
Women head for shelter when dangerous weather strikes. Men grab the video recorder. 82 percent of lightning victims are males, more than 70 percent of storm fatalities are males.
Men comprise 82 percent of online gamblers. They lose an average of $12,000 a year. Women who play lose an average of $8,000. The favorite game of both is roulette.
Women are twice as likely to play bingo as men.
Men play the lottery more often than women, 41 percent to 36 percent.
Your average guy lives 74.4 years, your average woman 79.8 years.
Men average eight alcoholic drinks a week, women four.
Men are more likely than women to eat fast food, 36 percent to 30 percent.
Men are twice as likely to choose unhealthy snacks.
Suicide is the No. 8 killer of men, No. 19 for women.
Men average six personal items in a bathroom, women more than 75.
The average guy cries 14 times a year, the average woman 64 times.
32 percent of men attend church, 44 percent of women.
92 percent of men think God is male, 46 percent of women say it could go either way.
As women mature, they question whom they are. As men mature, society dictates what is expected of them.
Male drivers are three times more likely to be arrested for driving drunk, reckless or too fast than women. They are nearly twice as likely to die in an accident.
While women are involved in more crashes (5.7 per million miles compared to 5.1 per million), their accidents are less severe.
55 percent of men admit to occasionally driving drunk, 30 percent of women.
46 percent of men say they’ve verbally abused another driver, 36 percent of women.
The vehicles women most admire are the Volvo S40, Nissan Rogue and Volkswagen Beetle. With men, they are the Porsche 911, GMC Sierra and Ford F-Series.