11 Main Differences Between Men And Women

Written by Tanya Arora
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“Men are from Mars and women are from Venus” is something we’ve all heard of. Sure, there are obvious anatomical and even behavioral differences between them that make each of the genders who they are. But have you ever wondered about the little nuances that truly set them apart? The small differences that you don’t even notice but yet exhibit unconsciously?

If you haven’t, this is going to prove to be a great read! Today, we’re going to enlighten you about the 11 main differences between men and women that you didn’t know and never even gave a thought to!

1. The Sequence Of Dressing Is Different For Both Men And Women

You’d think that there are not many ways to put on clothes but apparently there are! Both men and women actually follow the exact opposite sequence of dressing. So while you’re in the habit of dressing from the top to bottom, i.e. your tee before your jeans, your boyfriend does that in reverse! Men put on their pants before getting into a shirt!

2. Women Don’t Take As Many Risks As Men

Not to sound offensive or anything but women have conventionally always been given the role of a caregiver, which makes them less inclined to do anything that puts them in danger. Men, on the other hand, can’t be stopped from getting into a dire situation. If there’s a narrow strip of a rock on the edge of a valley, you’ll find a man sitting on it and looking down!

3. In A Lifetime, Women Eat Roughly 2 kilos Of Lipstick

Men seriously don’t consume as many chemicals as women do! According to studies, women eat anywhere between 2 to 2.5 kilos of lipstick in their lifetimes, which is equal to a whopping 481 to 1083 tubes (1)!

4. Women Enjoy Cooking For Their Man

4. Women Enjoy Cooking For Their Man
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While there’s no study to prove this interesting trivia, rumor has it that women who are in a serious relationship have the tendency to cook more for their man. This can be explained by the fact that women want to show their men that they’re good at taking care of them and capable of running a home. There’s also another explanation: Women start feeding their men more so that the extra pounds won’t get them the attention of other women!

5. Women Ask Surprisingly Strange Questions

Much more so than men do! It’s like a cat’s curiosity – it can be roused by the weirdest of things! Call it a thirst for knowledge if you will. However, if a woman starts asking a man for personal information such as her partner’s password, she actually might be suspicious of something.

6. Women Take More Time To Go Down The Stairs

6. Women Take More Time To Go Down The Stairs
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But that only happens when they’re wearing heels! Walking down the stairs when wearing stilettoes is actually difficult. Which is why you’ll find women gingerly taking each step and keeping to the side of the staircase for support.

7. Men And Women Don’t Shake Hands The Same Way

A firm handshake with a slight up and down movement is what happens when two men shake hands. But when a woman comes into the picture, the handshake turns into one with no movement. Women generally like to keep their hand still while greeting someone with a handshake. While the reason for this is unknown, it can be attributed to the fact that women don’t generally use handshakes as a form of greeting.

8. Women Get Drunk More Quickly

8. Women Get Drunk More Quickly
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Men have a much higher tolerance level when it comes to alcohol. But women? Not so much. The reason? To absorb alcohol effectively and reduce the feeling of drunkenness, your body fights the alcohol. Usually, this is done with the help of a certain enzyme produced by the body. Now, this enzyme is produced in higher amounts in men than in women, which is why women get tipsy faster (2).

9. Women Have Better Color Sense

This is a scientific fact! Due to their genetic makeup, women have the ability distinguish more colors than a man can (3). No wonder you see so many couples fighting over colors in a furnishing or even a clothing store!

10. Women Have A Stronger Sense Of Smell

10. Women Have A Stronger Sense Of Smell
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Looks like women have an edge over men when it comes to the senses! Not only can they easily differentiate between colors but they also have a much more developed sense of smell (4). Now you know why women like flowers so much!

11. The Female Body Goes Through More Changes

Through adolescence and adulthood, a man’s basic body structure does not change, even though he’s just as likely to pile up on the pounds. A woman’s body structure, on the other hand, goes through major changes. For example, when a girl goes through puberty, her hips widen to a great extent to make room for childbirth (5).

And these are just the tip of the iceberg! There might be many more differences that haven’t been discovered yet. Do you have any such differences in mind? Be sure to let us know!

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