The trick to taking a really good selfie is, uh, taking a ridiculous number of them. But you already know this, because I’m willing to bet that 70% of your camera roll right now is outtakes from your pregame last Saturday.
But if you’ve ever wondered how your selfie habits stack up in comparison to other humans, we’ve got you covered. Because according to a survey conducted by The Florida House Experience, a health treatment centre in Florida, the average number of selfies people take before they know they’ve ‘got a winner’ hovers around the two-to-five range for 48% of men and women, whereas 28% of women admit to taking at least six to ten selfies.
Apparently only 7.6% of women take 11 to 15 selfies, which honestly sounds like BS – because how often do you get away with snapping just once or twice before getting the perfect once? Especially on those Saturday nights with your drunk BFF? No – you’re looking at a full-on photoshoot when selfies are involved.
The survey, which was first reported by the DailyMail, also asked how much time respondents usually take ‘tweaking’ their selfie before uploading it, and surprisingly, the average for both sexes fell in the one-to-three-minute range, followed by the four-to-six minutes. Although, shout out to the 4.7% of women who apparently spend more than 20 minutes editing their selfies: the true champions of the Millennial era.
It’s also worth noting that this survey was pretty small (only 1 024 people polled), not at all representative of the population at large, and probably not scientifically unbiased, either. But hey – it’s still interesting to see how your own vain habits compare to everyone else’s. So next time you find yourself scrolling through a million similar-looking photos for Instagram, just realise that you are, in fact, in good company.
Via Marie Claire US