Men will spend almost one year of their lives ogling women, while women will spend nearly the same amount of time deciding what clothes to wear on various occasions, according to several recent publicity surveys conducted in the UK by OnePoll.
The first poll, sponsored by Britain’s Kodak Lens Vision Centres found that the average heterosexual man spends almost 43 minutes each day eyeing about 10 different women.
This adds up to 259 hours – almost 11 days – each year, which projects to 11 months and 11 days spent between ages 18 and 50, OnePoll said.
In contrast, heterosexual women spend only about half that time looking at the opposite sex, the survey found. UK women look at six men for about 20 minutes each day. This calculates to six months of ogling between ages 18 and 50.
The poll of 3,000 also revealed the top locations for man- and woman-watching. The supermarket tops the list for ogling men, followed by the pub and nightclub, while women’s most popular viewing locations are pubs and nightclubs.
Other study findings:
What to Wear?
A separate poll of nearly 2,500 females in the UK estimates that women will spend almost one year of their lives deciding what to wear.
The survey, which was also conducted by OnePoll for clothier Matalan, found that the average female will spend 287 days of her life rifling through her wardrobe. The one-year projection is based on an adult lifetime that spans from ages 16 to 60.
In terms of picking clothes on specific days and times, the average women spends 16 minutes every weekday morning deciding what to wear, and about 14 minutes on a Saturday or Sunday morning. A slightly larger chunk of time (20 minutes) is spent selecting an outfit for a Friday or Saturday night outing.
Additional survey findings:
The reseach also found that a woman spends about 64 hours each year talking to other women about clothes, 15 minutes a week chatting to friends on the phone about clothes they have bought or intend to buy, and 16 minutes each week talking to their male partner about clothes.
The poll did not measure the amount of time that men spend picking out clothes to wear.
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