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Women Are Better Than Men at Three-Minute Tasks

What Do You Think Women Do Better Than Men?

In the war between the sexes, women are winning the battle against three-minute tasks. New research has concluded that compared to men, women are better at almost every chore that takes three minutes to complete. Such missions include arranging a doctor appointment, winning an argument, writing a shopping list, and ironing two shirts. The study was commissioned by Gaviscon heartburn medicine, which claims to work in less than three minutes. Get it!

The Daily Mail has extrapolated these finding to suggest that women should do the household ironing, since they're better at it! Although, if all the ironing only took three minutes, who would dread it? On the other hand, men in the study did prove better at replacing a tire, reading a map, and — wait for it — changing diapers.

Since we're on the subject of sweeping generalizations, what have noticed women in your life do better than men?

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KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
That's clever
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I think women are better at hating the opposite sex.
Frenched Frenched 7 years
I honestly think women are better at most things than men. Men are just so...utilitarian. HAHA. There's one thing I think men beat woman at (by far) though: composing music. Women can be really talented and great at music, but men are just better.
Angelica Angelica 7 years
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
@postmodernsleaze--YES!! That's so true!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
This is something I've noticed women unequivocally handle better than men: women can handle being sick better than men. Men turn into gigantic annoying babies when they have even just a cold.
jocupcake jocupcake 7 years
Lol @ Spacekatgal. I agree. So far, I have only come up with: men are better at opening tight jars, better at carrying heavy things... I guess I use guys for their muscle!
lawdawg08 lawdawg08 7 years
tlsgirl- no need to be need at all.
PontNeuf PontNeuf 7 years
We're better in bed.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
You know, I'm just gonna say it even if it's a little inappropriate, because it's what I've been thinking since I read the headline: women are better at oral sex on other women. They just are. Sorry guys.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
SKG, starting wars, how sad but true. We women are better at knowing the value of life, we know not to throw young men's lives so carelessly away. Women are better at dealing with gross stuff? Not me. IVs and needles I can handle because they're scientific and sterile, but bodily fluids? Bodily fluids don't go over so well with me.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Generally speaking, women are better at crying. I think I've seen every woman in my life shed tears (over a difficult situation), but I cannot say the same for every man in my life (over a difficult situation). Just my observation.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
Changing diapers...really? Not my husband. He is actually much better at ironing. I buy iron-free clothing. Women are definitely better multi-taskers.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
I am a terrible ironer. Plus, I hate it, and most often it's not my stuff being ironed. I agree with Girl Jen on women generally being better at dealing with things that are gross. Although I have to say that if a male friend tried to "comfort" me in such a way it would probably crack me up and therefor work in its own goofy way.
xxstardust xxstardust 7 years
Speaking generally, I can iron a shirt in three minutes or so. But then, I iron just about every day and so does my mom - she is the QUEEN of ironing. She's neurotic about wrinkles, and passed it on to me ;D
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Could this be because men supposedly think about sex every 7 seconds, LOL! ;) I think women are in general better multi-taskers. Oh and I can iron some shirts honey but then I cheated, I'm gay. hahaa.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
Deal with a distressed woman. A male friend, at a loss for what to do when I came to him crying, said, "Stop crying. Please. I'll get you beer." Deal with pain and blood and yucky bodily fluids. I've never seen a woman faint at the sight of blood, cry while getting an IV, or gag at the smell of vomit.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 7 years
At least in my experience, women are better multi-taskers and time managers than men.
bryseana bryseana 7 years
I think I had unconventional parents. My dad did most of the cooking in our family. He also washed dishes super fast. I never timed him but I'm sure it was under 5 minutes. I think I'm better at confrontation than my boyfriend. He's really polite and well mannered. I usually am too unless someone I love is being given the runaround or mistreated in some way.
merie33 merie33 7 years
hahah Mama! Seriously though, it takes me at least 10 minutes to iron a shirt...everytime I do a new part, the part I ironed before gets messed up. My boyfriend on the other hand irons like my grandma does. (And I mean that in a positive manner!)
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
who can iron two shirts in three minutes!? who can iron ONE shirt in three minutes??
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