Are most of your mylot friends men or women ?

@Sissygrl (10914)
Canada
April 14, 2008 12:40pm CST
I have noticed lately that most of my friend are women i think, i thought about this discussion as i was reading responses to another discussion i started about a missing friend, some people thought that she was a man. . Do you know the gender of your friends? do you care? and what do you figure the ratio of men to women is on mylot ?
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@novataylor (6570)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Nope, it doesn't really matter what gender my friends are, although I know the gender of each of them here on the Lot. And it's funny, but I've never been wrong yet about the gender of a poster who's responded to me or vice versa. Not that that says anything, but... When I think about it, though, I've got more men friends here than women, which really surprises me, frankly. Interesting, I wouldn't have predicted that. Except for, it seems to me that the men who post here are generally a bit more open minded and liberal than the women. That's not a qualifying statement, either, it's a quantifying one. But curious too, I think. You know, I've never thought much about this, Sissy, till now. Good for you, girl, you've given me something to ponder. Very good discussion. ANd I think, to answer your last question, that there are more women posters here than men.
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
15 Apr 08
I'm pretty openminded, but also pretty closed mouthed when it comes to some things. LOL. does that makes sense ?
• United States
15 Apr 08
Absolutely, it makes complete sense, darlin!
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
14 Apr 08
Hello Sissygrl!:-) Interesting question! I think there are much more women on this forum than there are men, which is understandable too. With that in mind, it would be quite probable that number of friends on friends list who are women are higher than men. I have never seen, or at least never took into consideration, someone's gender while making friends with someone here and to be honest, I don't know gender of all people on my friends list. I don't know either in what percentage each gender is but I think women are more than men.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
15 Apr 08
Thanks kamaran, I think that there are only two men on my friends list that respond regularly lol.but like you i dont know the gender of everyone, and it doesnt matter..
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
15 Apr 08
While I do know the gender of most of the people on my friends list, but like you, not all. And, you are right, it doesn't matter!:-)
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
15 Apr 08
Honestly Sissygrl, I had not even thought about this until I read your question. I have no idea about most of my friends really, guess maybe I should pay more attention. Good question.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
15 Apr 08
heh i guess quite a few mylotters could care less about what the gender of the people they are communicating with is.. i'm included.. after all good conversation is just that no matter what the gender of the person is your speaking to.
• Belgium
14 Apr 08
I've been on mylot for like 4-5 days and i think there are e bit more men but the woman post more! Don't know if my friends are lying about their gender, i don't think so cause yeah, why would you lie on a community like this! THis isn't a dating site! People don't care who you are but they do care what you opinion is!
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
15 Apr 08
well welcome to mylot, i hope you enjoy your time here!! I have been here almost two years i believe.. i cant remember.. but i took a little break. . Feel free to add me to your friends list if you want ;)
• United States
14 Apr 08
It does not matter to me what gender my friends are why should it? I figure the ratio is 3 to 1 in favorite of the woman it is just a guess
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
15 Apr 08
it doesnt matter.. its just a discussion that i decided i'd make cause i noticed that almost all my friends were women ;)
@skinnychick (6906)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I think there are more women than men on here. Most of my friends are women on here. I think.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
15 Apr 08
I think so too.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I think most of mine are female also but I do have quite a few male friends. It doesn't really matter to me though...if we have something in common then we're friends whether it's a male or female. I think probably the amount of men and women here is fairly equal...the amount of posting done by them varies though. The SAHM's here have more time to post (lol depending on how you look at it) than their working dad counterparts but someplaces place more emphasis on men earning money so while they are here posting their wives are busy being kept in traditional gender roles.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
14 Apr 08
Maybe that's what it is.. that i'm here more in the daytime and that is when the stay at home mom's are posting.. i never thought of that foxy, thanks for bringing that to my attention ;)
@roberten (3131)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Good question. I have a good cross-section of both. My friends are wonderful. I regret I am not able to visit MyLot as much as I'd like so I can enjoy and support all my friends here. Thank you for such a profound question; reminds me of how lucky I am to have found this site.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
14 Apr 08
No problem, thanks for taking the time to answer my discussion ;)
@inked4life (4226)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I think I am fairly split down the middle, but some are hard to tell as their names and avatars are vague enough that they could be either male or female. It's not something I particularly think about when friendind someone or accepting a friend request.
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• United States
14 Apr 08
It doesn't matter to me the gender of my friends. friends are friends after all. I think more women are on this site more then men from what I have seen, but of course not all people show how what gender they are in their avatar.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I know by responding to some who have alot of discussions out that they are women only because they say so in their responses or discussions. Otherwise I judge by name or photo which with photos and names don't really let you know much because some could have a photo of a person they like or love or with some of the names I don't even know how to pronounce them so I don't truly know exactly how many of which that I have more of unless I converse with them often enough. Actually no, I don't care, why should we really care if they are friends. People can have a majority of female or male friends in real life so why not online? It is how they interreact with you in discussions and how good you get to know them that makes them friends. I don't care either way a friend is a friend. I figure they are alot more women on mylot then men and not because we have more time might be because we have more patience..
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I do care because I don't want to call them her when her is a "he" or vice versa..Other than that, I wouldn't care one way or another..
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I think you are right. I think there's alot more women on here then men..what's the ratio? Maybe six to one! Just guessing!
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@maxsee212 (799)
• United States
14 Apr 08
i don't really care what gender my friends on mylot. all i care is that i can write something and i get paid for what i write when people like my writing and even if i don't, that will tell me that i have to change what i am writing and try to be better at it. i learn everyday just by being on mylot. i acquire a lot of information just by reading discussions and writing ones myself. i like to check mylot everyday to see what's new. one thing that i care about is accepting friends that have common sense. if someone requested for me to be their friend, i would not just rush into accepting the invitation. i would consider the facts and reasons why i am accepting these people into my list. i must have compelling reasons to accept these people.
@anirc750310 (3424)
• Romania
15 Apr 08
to be honest I don't care as long their are all right and I don't feel they makes me crazy. I did not count this kind of feature. I 'll make an effort to count them, to see which are the most: men or women. thanks for asking this!
• Romania
15 Apr 08
I am sorry I've posted twice, but it was a computer problem and I did not meant it!
@munhozmib (3851)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
16 Apr 08
Hello, my friend. I have never noticed when adding somebody. I usually don't mind the gender of the person. The society nowadays stablish certain patterns for how should women act and how should men act. By not noticing the gender, I stop creating a bad idea on the person based only on what we see nowadays, instead of understanding his/her's feelings. What I mean is, it doesn't matter to me at all if I have a girl as a friend or a boy. They're my friends, and I will act exactly the same way with both. Now, I believe that there are a lot more women in here. If I am not mistaken, I have seen loads of friends requests coming from women, not from men. I believe that the ratio should be as big as 2:1 women per man. What do you believe to be the ratio? Respectfully, Munhozmib.
@anirc750310 (3424)
• Romania
15 Apr 08
to be honest I don't care as long their are all right and I don't feel they makes me crazy. I did not count this kind of feature. I 'll make an effort to count them, to see which are the most: men or women. thanks for asking this!
@jesbellaine (4155)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
Well, I really cant tell, lolz. I think most of them are woman though. I really don't notice if most of my friends here are gender but It really didn't matter since most people here are niicceee and they can give really GOOD advices whether they are man or women so it really doesn't matter! Cheers!
• United States
15 Apr 08
good question, but the gender doesn't matter for me, they are all so nice and I'm thankful that I could be part of my lot and share my thoughs with different background people.
@elflying (55)
• China
15 Apr 08
I just participated in mylot's discussions for a few days,and have made some friends.I didn't think about the gender when i invited them,but now i realize that I have only one male friends,but four female friends.So maybe the ratio of men to women is kinda 1:4. Kidding.