Why men take more selfies than women

Why men take more selfies than women

THE selfie used to be associated with giggling school girls and self-indulgent celebs. But not anymore.

It has been revealed that men take twice the number of selfies as women.

Over 2,000 people were quizzed by OnePoll in the UK for Samsung and it found that 17 per cent of men admitted to taking a self-snap on their phone as opposed to just 10 per cent of women.


Don’t know what a selfie is? Find out, along with other tech terms you pretend to understand, here.

So, is the selfie turning men into a vain and boastful bunch? According to the MailOnline, one behavioural psychologist believes: “selfies are modern day vanity. Men have come to the vanity game later than women. They’re taking selfies because there’s a technological aspect to them, so they see it as a more acceptable way of revealing their vanity.”

But, this manity could easily be identified as showing off or bragging – something that’s much more ‘manly’ than a pouty bathroom pic.

5.4 million people in the UK post bragging photos within 10 minutes of arriving at their ‘braggable’ destination whether it’s a swanky hotel suite, holiday poolside or night out.

The survey was part of research into the rising trends of how people use their mobile phones for things other than making calls – and using it for photos was top of the list.

Other results revealed that a third of people admit to missing out on seeing a great live moment or experience because they are more concerned with getting the perfect image on their phone.

Recommended tech articles:

Time to upgrade ... Telstra has announced the closure of its 2G phone network.

Death of the ‘dumbphone’ nears

Email account hacked ... Part of one of teacher Richard Rosa's nude selfies. Picture: Web grab /KTLA

Nude teacher learns his lesson

Would a bigger iPhone stop you from wanting an iPad?

Why the iPhone 6 could kill the iPad

"First commercially available braille phone" in Australia Ownfone’s labels are personalised in braille.

Braille phone launched for the blind

Tech