Sometimes, vanity can be a good thing. Our appearance is the first thing others are able to judge us by. Our sight and aroma are often things that hold attraction past first impressions, and a lack of grooming makes us unpleasant to be around.
According to research done by lastminute.com, women spend an average of two years of their life getting ready for the day in comparison to the six months men spend. Women spend ten minutes each day showering, thirty minutes applying make-up, twenty-four minutes fixing their hair and twenty-six choosing clothing and getting dressed. The average man spends just eleven minutes getting ready in the five minutes to shower, two to shave, one minute on hair and one minute dressing.
It’s a wonder that women are able to get anything done considering they also spend more than twice as much time doing household chores than men do according to broadband supplier Bulldog. It isn’t fair, of course, but I don’t mind making a beautiful and clean home as long as my man is comfortable grooming himself, for his sake and for mine.
I may not take as long as the average woman does on my hair or makeup each day, but I do spend a deal more time in the shower. I clean my face, shave my legs and underarms, and make sure every joint is clean and that I smell good. I apply deodorant, keep my eyebrows in check, pick out presentable clothing and underwear before a date, and try to make myself the sort of person that someone would be proud to be around. Their nose would thank me!
Men are manliest in our society if they get ready to go out in as short of time as possible. In fact, men who spend extra time on their clothing or hair are often accused of being gay, or metro. They are shamed if they don’t look completely casual and comfortable at all times.