Why Do Girls Take so Long to Get Ready?
Again, there’s probably a bunch of things that cause this. Some girls probably actually do want to make a man wait in order to play hard-to-get or whatever, just like in the jokes. Someone has to keep stand-up comedians in business.
A more innocent answer could be that she’s trying on clothes. As you probably know, women usually like to wear new outfits to special events. While most women aren’t wasteful enough to buy a new dress every time, she’s probably going to want to combine the dress with a different pair of shoes, or a different shawl, or maybe drape it with meat — I’m not going to judge. So she’s got a really awesome new outfit combo planned for the big day.
I said I wasn’t going to judge.
The downside of a new and exciting outfit is that it’s an untested outfit, which means that even though those boots theoretically should have gone with that skirt for a smart, modern combo, once you put it on, apparently you look like a goth. It’s bizarre.
Then you swear and start grabbing other pieces that you think will fix this, which as you can imagine, consumes a lot of time, since a lot of nice going-out clothes are both flimsy and tight, so getting in and out without tearing them is an ordeal.
When are Inuit fashions going to catch on? That’s what I want to know.
Obviously, the logical solution is to test the outfit ahead of time, which some women do. However, women, like all human beings, procrastinate, so this happens about as often as anyone actually studying for a test early or doing their homework before the last minute.
And this is all before makeup. You don’t even want to get me started on makeup. Mainly because I don’t know anything about it. But I heard it takes a long time.
Why Are Women’s Fashions so Complicated?
In general, men’s fashions go along a one dimensional axis from casual to formal, like so:
And they just need to pick where on the line they need to be, depending on the situation. Sure, there are a lot of different styles (preppy, yuppie, guido, skater, hipster, etc.), but most guys usually just go with one style, and move along a single axis in that style. Here is an example of a guido axis:
Women’s fashions have multiple axes. For example in addition to casual and formal, there’s also slutty and dowdy, like so:
Guys fashions have some hint of a coolness spectrum, from smooth to dad-like, but it’s not nearly as wide and obvious as the women’s range from hijab to miniskirts. It’s a very rare guy outfit that would cause someone to point out its wearer as a man-whore, based on the outfit alone. Even if a guy was wearing no shirt in the workplace, he wouldn’t get called out for being slutty so much as for being way too casual.
And there’s more that just those two axes. There’s also a seasonal one, which I don’t completely understand, but apparently a white purse is a summer purse and you’re supposed to swap to a black one in the winter or something, or so I have gathered from my mom’s yelling. So you could have an outfit that’s just the right amount of formal and slutty, but it’s the wrong season. And the more fashionable you are, the more axes you have. So that’s why a simple decision like what to wear today can get so complicated.
Nefarious marketing by the fashion industry or inevitable result of the nature of woman, that’s beyond me to say. You all go ahead and get into a fight about that if you want to.
Why Do Women Smell Nice?
A lot of guys think women try to smell nice on purpose, using perfume or other scents. But only 36 percent of women wear perfume on a regular basis.
Since men seem to feel that more than 36 percent of women smell nice, another possibility is shampoo. Most men don’t think of shampoo as a smell that lingers, since their hair is usually short. Women, who tend to have longer hair, basically have a bigger head-sponge to retain shampoo smell.
I’m generalizing, of course. There arealwaysexceptions.
Not that women consciously pick shampoos based on how nice it will make them smell to others. If they do pick shampoos based on scent, it’s usually based on how nice it will smell to them while they are in the shower. Giving other people a nice smelling day is a sort of unintended side effect.
And finally, apparently guys would think women smelled nice even if they weren’t using any product at all, due to pheromones or something. This was demonstrated in an experiment where men got to sniff clothes women had wornand could pass it off as doing their part for science.
Clarification: They did not sniff the shirts while they were on the women.
Why Do Girls Take so Long to Get Ready?