Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lookin' Good

A retail store in the UK did a study on the time men and women spend getting ready for the day. As you probably already know, women take a lot more time than men to get ready in the morning. But did you know that the time spent getting ready decreases as the week progresses?

The study showed that women take about 1 hour and 15 minutes getting ready for the day on Monday (this includes showering, choosing an outfit, doing hair, etc.), 40 minutes getting ready on Tuesday, and less and less each day until Friday, where women spend only 19 minutes on average getting ready for the day.

This is also true for men, but the time falls more dramatically. Men spend 28 minutes on Monday, 14 minutes on Tuesday, and 11 minutes for the rest of the week.

I can't even imagine spending over an hour getting ready for the day. This is my getting-ready routine: showering, shaving, putting on deodorant, and putting on the clothes that are on the top in my drawer. I don't think it's any different on Monday or Friday. And I'm pretty sure it always takes me 16 minutes. Not that I've timed it or anything.


Patricia said...

Maybe I should get a buzz cut and go without make up. I could probably do it in 15 minutes, too! ha,ha

Lisa Lou said...

It takes me exactly 45 minutes from when I roll out of bed to when I shut the door behind me on my way out. Even when I think I can sleep in for 9 more minutes, I'm always exactly 9 minutes late walking out the door. It's kind of freaky. On Sundays, I usually give myself an hour plus a little time for breakfast.