Thursday 17 October 2019

Men take twice as many selfies as women per week

A third of men took more than five selfies each week.
A third of men took more than five selfies each week.

Patricia Murphy

Men are taking almost double the amount of selfies per week than women a new survey has revealed.

Smartphone giant HTC studied 2000 social media users in the UK between the ages of 18 and 30 and found that men posted three selfies per week on average compared to women who took 1.6 self portraits.

A third of men took more than five selfies each week. More than 25pc of men revealed that their selfie posting habits were to make their ex or partner jealous. One in ten said posting selfies made them look more desirable.

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Meanwhile, half of women revealed that selfie posting was to make others jealous but only 7pc admitted to posting selfies to make themselves appear more desirable.

HTC's Ben Walsh said: "The selfie trend exploded in 2014 and shows no signs of slowing down. With social networks such as Facebook and Instagram as well as dating apps growing in popularity, having the best possible photos of ourselves is now more important than ever."

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The study revealed that men are also taking more photographs of their body than women and 76pc of male selfies are of their physique.

Women are more likely to share face selfies than men but 20pc of male selfies consist of either their chest torso or six-pack should they be fortunate enough to have one.

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