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Women take less time to get ready (NOT BLOODY LIKELY ALERT)
The Evening Standard ^ | October 24, 2002 | Elaine Galloway

Posted on 10/24/2002 6:08:03 AM PDT by MadIvan

Women accused of hogging the mirror before a night out can finally silence their critics - they are quicker at getting ready than ever before.

It takes an average of 23 minutes for the modern woman to put on her "face", compared with an average of 90 minutes a decade ago.

Point of order. It may not take forever, but it certainly feels like forever - Ivan

Furthermore, today's men are more patient than their counterparts of the early Nineties, and are prepared to wait for the results of the transformation.

The survey of 1,000 men from across the UK, commissioned by dental care experts Oral B, revealed that 78 per cent wished their girlfriends actually spent more time over their appearance.

Note to my lady if she's reading this (likely) - darling, no sight could be more beautiful to me than waking up to you in my arms. Before you even get near a vanity mirror - Ivan

As women rushed their beauty routine because of busier and more hectic lifestyles, the research showed men were no longer nagging their partners but encouraging them to spend more time making themselves look beautiful.

Like men, who take just 15 minutes to get ready on average, women no longer feel the need to spend hours in front of the mirror.

And it seems London ladies are the least likely to make an effort with their regime.

More women in the capital go out straight from work, leaving little or no time to transform their look.

In contrast, men in the North think their women wear too much make up.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: brushing; cosmetics; hair; makeup; uhhuh; women
Well this is about the UK. So have at it then.

Regards, Ivan


1 posted on 10/24/2002 6:08:04 AM PDT by MadIvan
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Bump!
2 posted on 10/24/2002 6:08:24 AM PDT by MadIvan
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To: MadIvan
If you factor in my time spent on FR, my wife is a lot faster.
3 posted on 10/24/2002 6:12:04 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: MadIvan
It takes an average of 23 minutes for the modern woman to put on her "face", compared with an average of 90 minutes a decade ago.

Either these gals are really rushing through the process, or they're not doing a very good job.

BTW, if you like the end result, why complain about the amount of time it takes?
4 posted on 10/24/2002 6:33:07 AM PDT by Desdemona
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To: Tijeras_Slim
If you factor in my time spent on FR, my wife is a lot faster.

Then introduce her to FR, and it will balance out. ;)

Regards, Ivan

5 posted on 10/24/2002 6:33:54 AM PDT by MadIvan
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To: Desdemona; Happygal
BTW, if you like the end result, why complain about the amount of time it takes?

It really shouldn't matter in the final analysis. If you are in love with someone, they should still be lovely to you even if she, say, has been down with the flu for a week, wearing an old bathrobe with her hair in curlers. ;)

Regards, Ivan

6 posted on 10/24/2002 6:35:28 AM PDT by MadIvan
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To: MadIvan
If you are in love with someone, they should still be lovely to you even if she, say, has been down with the flu for a week, wearing an old bathrobe with her hair in curlers.

Ivan, curlers and the flu are mutually exclusive. But I get your point. That doesn't stop the complaints.
7 posted on 10/24/2002 6:38:18 AM PDT by Desdemona
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To: Desdemona
Ivan, curlers and the flu are mutually exclusive. But I get your point. That doesn't stop the complaints.

Well it's bad luck for you really...you're in a profession that requires makeup thick enough to provide bulletproofing. ;)

Regards, Ivan

8 posted on 10/24/2002 6:41:22 AM PDT by MadIvan
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To: MadIvan
you're in a profession that requires makeup thick enough to provide bulletproofing.

True. But not in daylight. Besides, my hair takes longer than my face. On stage you get to wear a wig.
9 posted on 10/24/2002 6:43:44 AM PDT by Desdemona
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To: Desdemona
On stage you get to wear a wig.

In a cathedral? Must be one of those wacky Protestant things. ;)

Regards, Ivan

10 posted on 10/24/2002 6:50:12 AM PDT by MadIvan
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To: MadIvan
I will pass on the flu, and my wife never uses curlers, but actually, I find the bathrobe her most attractive ensemble.
11 posted on 10/24/2002 6:50:46 AM PDT by maximus@Nashville
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To: MadIvan
In a cathedral? Must be one of those wacky Protestant things.

Oh, no. For that...hot rollers and lots of Aqua-Net.

Ivan, you do know I'm Catholic, right?
12 posted on 10/24/2002 6:57:19 AM PDT by Desdemona
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To: Desdemona
Ivan, you do know I'm Catholic, right?

How could I fail to notice? ;)

Regards, Ivan

Who is Catholic also, but not a very good one

13 posted on 10/24/2002 6:58:44 AM PDT by MadIvan
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To: MadIvan; Desdemona
Who is Catholic also, but not a very good one

I dunno. Good enough for me :-) Incidentally my beauty regime normally involves jumping out of the shower, drying my hair with the window of the car door down, and make is applied in traffic. Guess I'm an exception to the 23 minute rule :-) But MY way leaves me more time in bed. :-)

14 posted on 10/24/2002 7:09:41 AM PDT by Happygal
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To: MadIvan
Next headline we'll see is "Men pee sitting down..."
15 posted on 10/24/2002 7:11:30 AM PDT by Constitutional Patriot
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To: Happygal
and make is applied in traffic.

Aren't you afraid you'll stick yourself in the eye with the mascara wand?

And driving with a full cup of coffee in one hand is hard enough.
16 posted on 10/24/2002 7:19:19 AM PDT by Desdemona
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To: MadIvan
I guess those British gals have finally figured out that you can't turn a sow's ear into a silk purse. *running and ducking for cover.*

;^D

17 posted on 10/24/2002 7:25:19 AM PDT by oldvike
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To: oldvike
I guess those British gals have finally figured out that you can't turn a sow's ear into a silk purse. *running and ducking for cover.*

You'd better run. British lasses may hear you. ;)

Regards, Ivan

18 posted on 10/24/2002 7:29:15 AM PDT by MadIvan
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To: MadIvan
It takes an average of 23 minutes for the modern woman to put on her "face", compared with an average of 90 minutes a decade ago.

Hillary, of course, takes twice this amount of time to put on both of her faces.

19 posted on 10/24/2002 8:36:37 AM PDT by steve-b
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To: MadIvan
Do the female(s) in your life take too long to get ready? My daughter (19) and I had to move to another apartment just so we would have more room for toilet articles and cosmetics.
20 posted on 10/24/2002 9:03:57 AM PDT by stanz
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To: MadIvan
imo...make up is to enhance the beauty God gave women...not to change the looks. I spend 5 minutes on makeup & 10 on hair. Simplicity is best. More time for the truly important things in life. :o)
21 posted on 10/24/2002 9:22:29 AM PDT by homeschool mama
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To: MadIvan
Although the source is from the UK, surely, they must be writing about French women, for whom bathing and shaving of facial and other body hair is a rare thing.
22 posted on 10/24/2002 9:27:40 AM PDT by Paradox
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To: Happygal
Another one!!! I do make up in 9 minutes in front of a mirror. I use the great big outdoor blow dryer on my way to work.
23 posted on 10/24/2002 9:42:55 AM PDT by Jaded
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To: MadIvan
"The survey of 1,000 men from across the UK, commissioned by dental care experts Oral B, revealed that 78 per cent wished their girlfriends actually spent more time over their appearance."

The UK and Dental Care? Why does this not sound right?

24 posted on 10/24/2002 9:44:11 AM PDT by kaboom
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To: MadIvan
"Come on, let's go. Come-on, let's go." That's what they say (nag). So, you get up, grab the car keys and you go. Invariably, you will find yourself sitting in the car waiting.

You could be asleep in bed when they announce they are walking out the door and still find yourself in the car waiting with the engine idling for them to come out of the house.

It is the same at the store. True story coming...

I drop my wife off at the front of the store. She say she will be just 15 minutes. 45 minutes go by. No wife. I get and drive to the burger joint. Instead of the drive through, I go in and take my time. 20 minutes I'm there. I drive back to the store and park where I can see her if she comes out but she can not see me. My plan: watch her as she waits. Another 30 minutes later she walks out the door.

She got in the car and I swear that women never realized she had been in there over an hour.

25 posted on 10/24/2002 9:57:42 AM PDT by BJungNan
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To: Desdemona
Aren't you afraid you'll stick yourself in the eye with the mascara wand?

Nope I have it down to a fine art. And I can apply eye-liner without even looking in a mirror (that's probably a real skill). Now if only I could apply it with my mouth closed! (Bet you can't either! *L*)

And driving with a full cup of coffee in one hand is hard enough.

Well, I don't drink coffee much. Mainly bottled water, or Guinness. The bottled water is good for the skin, the Guinness good for the soul ;-)

26 posted on 10/24/2002 10:03:57 AM PDT by Happygal
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To: Happygal
And I can apply eye-liner without even looking in a mirror (that's probably a real skill). Now if only I could apply it with my mouth closed! (Bet you can't either!

messy eyeliner is my trademark. And yes, I do drink lots of water, and wine, and martinis.
27 posted on 10/24/2002 10:33:22 AM PDT by Desdemona
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To: BJungNan; Corin Stormhands; ksen
I swear that women never realized she had been in there over an hour.

Brother, I know your pain...

28 posted on 10/24/2002 11:17:16 AM PDT by g'nad
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