It's official - men take LONGER on grooming and dressing.
Men's routines take on average 81 minutes a day and women's 75.
Men, for instance, spend 10 minutes cleansing and moisturising compared with nine - and 23 minutes showering against 22, research by Travelodge shows.
But while it is a fair cop on hogging the bathroom, we decided to test speediness in some key areas...
It's true - men struggle with man-flu and women are quicker at shaking off illness.
Research says women are the stronger sex because they are genetically programmed to be more resistant to infections and even serious diseases.
Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, found a woman's immune system can beat a range of infections quicker and more effectively than a man's.
Men have a higher amount of lean muscle mass than women on average, giving them a higher metabolism... the body's calorie-burning system.
This means men can burn calories even while resting, resulting in a faster rate of weight loss than women. The American Journal of Physiology reported that women burn an average of 16% fewer calories daily.
Women read more quickly than men.
A survey of 2,000 people found once women start a book, they don't read anything else until they've finished it.
It found 48% of women are rapid page turners compared to 26% of men and twice as many men as women admitted that they never finish a book.
'I LOVE YOU'
In the race to be the first one to say "I love you" in a relationship, men are three times more likely to win it.
Psychologist Marissa Harrison, of Pennsylvania State University in the US, claimed women are slower than men in the love stakes.
The study, published in the Journal of Social Psychology, showed men were more likely to fall in love within a few weeks. Most women took several months.
Men take longer to celebrate goals, to get up from injuries and they dally when it comes to completing a substitution.
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich, who studied the flow of matches, found it takes male footballers almost one minute to celebrate, while female players took half the time.
And men spend around 30 seconds longer lying down when injured.
Canadian research claims men think 4% faster than women, after experts measured the speeds at which brains transmit nerve impulses.
They said nerves in men's brains have slightly greater conductivity because they have thicker coatings of myelin, a fatty substance.
Researchers concluded that males are quicker "probably due to a faster increase of white matter in the brain during their adolescence".
PARKING THE CAR
It takes women longer to park a car say German researchers at Ruhr University Bochum. They asked 65 volunteers to park an Audi - and found women took up to 20 seconds longer. Some women claimed that their breasts got in the way, making it more difficult to turn around.
Men's complaints that women take too long shopping seem well-founded
A survey carried out this summer confirmed that an average woman takes 14 minutes to complete a purchase online while men take 10 minutes.
It takes longer for women to pass, according to research last year that found they need an average 21 lessons to succeed, compared with 17 for men.
Men are also more likely to pass first time with 54% needing another go, while 57% of women have to try again.
The av pass The average bloke passes at age 19 years eight months, while for women it is 20 years six months.
Men tend to die before women. Life expectancy for a British woman is 82 compared to 77 for a man.
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