HT Youth Survey: Women more concerned about relationships than men
However, men seem to be more likely to have stormy relationships than women.Youth Survey 2017 Updated: Oct 10, 2017 13:02 IST
As compared to men, women were found to be more concerned about their relationships with loved ones. While examinations remained their biggest worry, women – at 62% – did not seem to care as much for it as men (66%). Oddly enough, getting a good job after completing their education seemed to be a bigger worry for women (at 50.8%) than their male counterparts.
When it came to relationships, around 28% female respondents said they were anxious about ties with their parents as compared to 25.5% men. About 47.5% of the female respondents also expressed concerns over bonding with the opposite sex. It’s not surprising, therefore, to find more women fearful about “making mistakes” in their relationships than men.
At 58.8%, men seem to be more likely to have stormy relationships than women.
When it comes to looks, women (43.8%) are more anxious about appearing presentable than men (38.2%).
Health and fitness worries also keep women (51.6%) on their toes more than their male counterparts (48.5%). But stress affects more men (82.4%), with many of them saying they have trouble falling asleep – when compared to 78% women.
About 30.9% women said they were afraid of failure, as opposed to 28.7% men. They also worry less than men about “not being able to do the right thing”.
As many as 55.5% women respondents say they unwind by watching movies, 48% by talking to friends, 39.8% through reading, and 37.7% by checking out their smartphones. Men are more likely to relax by listening to music, partying with friends and exercising.
Inner strength – the key to good living – found reflection in responses to queries on the fear of “being alone”. More men than women said they fear loneliness.
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First Published: Oct 10, 2017 13:01 IST