Dutch women really are naughty: study

27th November 2006, Comments 0 comments

27 November 2006, AMSTERDAM — Dutch women snack, make up excuses, gossip and spend too much — and they say so themselves in a new study.

27 November 2006

AMSTERDAM — Dutch women snack, make up excuses, gossip and spend too much — and they say so themselves in a new study.

Gossiping, flirting now and again and spying on men with girlfriends remain favourite activities and yet almost every woman still enjoys being alone.

Commissioned by the Household Fair, the study's findings were published on Monday under the title: 'How Naughty is the Dutch Woman'.

The research revealed that almost eight in 10 women (there were 400 surveyed) eat too many snacks now and again — and then primarily chocolate.

Almost half of the women questioned occasionally gorged themselves and enjoyed doing so.

Almost 50 percent spend too much on unnecessary things, especially clothing, make-up and sweets. Three-quarters get a good feeling when they buy something new.

And 85 percent think that treating of yourself to something is quite okay.

Almost 20 percent admit that they behave decadently with some regularity, such as going on expensive shopping expeditions, eating or going to a luxury hotel.

Some 61 percent gossip and three-quarters think that they are regularly gossiped about. Two-thirds of women think that best friends should not gossip about each other.

To escape an appointment, 43 percent of Dutch women make up an excuse from time to time, primarily for social engagements.

Six out of 10 women believe its great fun to assess the looks of passer-by men with their girlfriends.

The study was commissioned by the Household Fair (Huishoudbeurs), which will be held from 10-18 February in the Amsterdam RAI.

"Social tendencies, such as the anonymity of internet, tempt women to naughtier behaviour," fair manager Marjo Wolters said.

"It is perhaps a reaction against all of the health trends."

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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