Are Men More Superficial?
We all know that most men are more visually oriented than women (witness the boom of the porn industry on the Web, thanks to wide-eyed males). They may be more superficial than females too. According to the July ’06 Prevention, “After three months of weight training, 44 adults were asked what made them feel better about their bodies. Men said looking better in the mirror or a looser waistband. Women concurred, but they got a bigger boost from doing more reps or lifting heavier weights [source: McMaster University].”
That explains why so many more men than women are checking themselves out in the mirrors—not that I’m complaining.