When it comes to what we eat, men and women really are different according to scientific research presented today (March 19) at the 2008 International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta, Georgia.
In general, men are more likely to report eating meat and poultry items and women are more likely to report eating fruits and vegetables.
On the flip side, men in general are more likely then women to save for their retirement.
On average they have around 72 percent higher balances in their IRS accounts as well as having around 28.8% more money in their 401K accounts then the average women.
Shiferaw and her colleagues found that men were significantly more likely to eat meat and poultry products especially duck, veal, and ham.
They were also more likely to eat certain shellfish such as shrimp and oysters.
I never thought that the cultural background of a dating prospect would make much of a difference when it came to relationships.
However, since living in New York, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many different people from various backgrounds and it’s become clear that there are definite cultural norms specific to European men versus American men (especially New Yorkers).
From social habits to their spending habits, the list of cliché differences could go on and on.
Though American spending habits have bridged and adapted over time, men and women tend to stick to the same major gender assigned areas of spending due to the social construct that has been deeply ingrained.
Single men on average spend around twice as much money annually than a single woman does on alcohol, thus perpetuating the idea that gentlemen always by a lady their first drink.
Men also spend about 0 more on nightlife a year as well as double the amount of money on Valentines Day.
Women also preferred dry foods, such as almonds and walnuts, and were more likely to consume eggs and yogurt when compared with men. Men were significantly more likely to consume asparagus and brussels sprouts than women while women were more likely to consume fresh hamburgers (as opposed to frozen, which the men preferred).