What is with girls and magazines??

United States
May 30, 2010 4:19pm CST
Most of the girls I know will be engrossed or entranced into a woman's magazine. Are magazines specifically made for women? Are the only magazine that men usually read Playboy? Forgive me for stereotyping, of course there are men who read legit home magazines but I'm saying in general and with my experience women read magazines on a much higher level than men. So my ultimate question is what is it about the magazine that attracts women so much?? Note: Some girls would want to read a magazine rather than a book or read a magazine rather than play game. Huoh?? Hehe =)
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@HADDOWZ (1481)
30 May 10
Dont complain about feamles reading there girlie magazines, catching up with the showbiz gossip, latest romances, fashion trends etc. It's probably the only time they STOP TALKING
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
30 May 10
excellent !
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@max1950 (2313)
• United States
30 May 10
i think they read them because they're filled up all the new style clothes, makeup, young celebrity gossip, perfume you can rip out and try on and some even go to the back and get some recipes to make their husbands a decent meal. and i must admit when sitting in a doctors office waiting to go in i grab a few recipes in the back of the mags to cook for myself, my cooking gets old so im always looking to spice it up a bit.i read fishing magazines, i actually thought playboy was no longer in print, i guess im getting old.
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@marianne87 (3525)
30 May 10
I used to buy magazines but I felt like I was wasting my money. The real life stories are good, but I really have no interest in the fashion or celebrity gossip which takes up most of the magazine, I have my own mind and my own life thanks! I love to read books though, I get through about 3 or 4 novels a week, and I play computer games in the evenings rather than watch mind-numbing television :)
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• United States
30 May 10
Hey marianne! I used to play a lot of computer games when I was younger. What computer games do you play nowadays? I used to play RTS (Real Time Strategy) games. You really read 3-4 novels a week? That is really impressive. That's good how you mix in computer games with novels. =) I think magazines are fine just not all the time. I'm glad you choose real life stories, rather than gossip. ;)
@soleya (1102)
• Latvia
2 Jun 10
Yes, it's true for me. I love reading Magazines. Not even reading, but I love to see amazing pictures, new outfits, new ideas for my closet and maybe find some tips and tricks about how to make perfect relationships with my husband. And yes, I love to read a little bit about celebrity gossip.
• Philippines
31 May 10
yeah....coz girls love to be updated with the current trends, say, fads and fashions... Girls are very creative towards their own outlook. or the way how they appeal to people around them.
@desrie (297)
31 May 10
It's like asking men the same thing, what is it with men and cars? Women like to look at the latest fashions and they want to be updated on the current gossip (who's doing who, who's dumping who and what not), but as for me, I'd rather read a book by Stephen King or Peter Straub than salivate over clothes printed on glossy paper...
• Philippines
31 May 10
Most women's magazines cater to their needs: Fashion, relationship advice, gossip, etc. We like to read magazines because we find out about things that we'd never hear from our boyfriends. :P
• India
31 May 10
they want gossips and who breaks up with whom, what paris hilton is doing now , or to know how to make good food etc things like that and more over guys in the magazine are good looking than real world men
@nehmer (609)
• Philippines
31 May 10
hehe women are different in terms of likes^^..They like to read or purchase girls magazine because there are pictures of men there... hehe if they are lucky they might find handsome and cute.. also women wants to read more about men stuffs and stories of other women.. i know this because i ask my friend that is a girl by the way why she keeps on reading magazines...
@kosanya (28)
• United States
31 May 10
Magazines are beautiful and they involve everything a typical girl is interested in. Gossip, celebrities, fashion and dating advice, ways to get thinner, shopping, horoscopes, reading, games, quizes, and contests. Girls also get to sample perfumes and other cosmetic products. They get coupons as well. I guess the magazines aimed at men are not as interesting to men. Men typically prefer more active activities, while women are more laid back.