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Who's Better at Parking Cars: Women or Men?

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If you're a woman, you've probably rolled your eyes at all the jokes about how women are terrible drivers -- and parkers. But a new study says females are actually better at parking than males. So, take that, stereotypes!



According to a new study conducted by the U.K.’s National Car Parks, women are more skilled than men at maneuvering into a parking space, msnbc.com reports. They are also more talented at finding empty spaces, accurately lining themselves up before starting to park and more likely to reverse into a spot.

"Women fared better in many areas of the scoring," the report said. "This is despite the fact that, when questioned about their beliefs, only one-fifth (18 percent) thought they were better parkers than men and less than a third (28 percent) of women believed they were better parkers than their partners."

However, speed is not women's strong suit when it comes to parking. Women were found to take longer than men, but to do a better job. Do you think these study results are more or less accurate? Or do you think dudes are better at parking? Women are known to have more patience than men, which does help in a parking situation ... but we've seen plenty of guys parallel park like it was the easiest thing in the world.
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  • MissGates 2012/02/19 04:22:06 (edited)
  • saphirawatson 2012/02/08 17:47:17
    Women
    saphirawatson
    I have always thought women were better and that's by personal experience lol
  • zebsmom 2012/02/05 03:44:28
    Men
    zebsmom
    I do fine in parking lots, but I stink at parallel parking. Most of the men I know do it far better than I. But that's just me.
  • deadfies&frogs 2012/02/04 16:36:29
    Men
    deadfies&frogs
    Any body can conduct a study.
  • Commenting_one 2012/02/03 13:17:59 (edited)
    Women
    Commenting_one
    +1
    Well, I guess the proof is in the study. However, I will say it probably depends on an individual of any age or gender. It does bother me when people park crookedly. This is not the example I wanted, but I hate it when a driver just seems to swing into a space, not considering how they are ruining it for others trying to park.
    Cars not parked crookedly
  • Kevin1111 2012/02/02 07:04:58
    Men
    Kevin1111
    I hate to say it but this sure is my experience. I've never met a woman who could parallel park, for example.
  • Comment... Kevin1111 2012/02/03 13:22:13 (edited)
    Commenting_one
    +2
    You haven't met me.

    I think driving is a skill and instinctual for some.
  • zebsmom Kevin1111 2012/02/05 03:45:17
    zebsmom
    I know I sure can't. And I freely admit it.
  • Thomas Bryant 2012/02/02 04:51:15
    Men
    Thomas Bryant
    +1
    Doesn't really matter to me anyway.If I had the choice I would pick both.
  • hellokitty 2012/02/01 09:07:57
    Women
    hellokitty
    Well let me guess depending on how many guys there are to gals on here the votes should be approximately equal to that amount. As long as no-ones sucking up , the guys will more then like vote Men and the girls women. As for me Im a gal, so well as you can guess I think women are the better at parking cars! :)
  • Vampire Princess 2012/02/01 06:16:25
    Women
    Vampire Princess
    Unless they are having an extremely bad day ...then hope for good insurance ...lol
  • Gooky 2012/02/01 05:59:41
    Men
    Gooky
    In all my 61 years,i've only know 1 woman who was excellent at parking cars.And it's not me!lolol
  • Reggie☮ 2012/02/01 04:46:12
    Women
    Reggie☮
    +1
    The poll said women.
  • Sofahead 2012/01/31 23:52:41
    Men
    Sofahead
    I don't really know but a woman I'm acquainted with is constantly hitting things when she is parking, worse if backing in.
  • mariner 2012/01/31 22:57:59
    Men
    mariner
    OMG - this was going to spark some responses!!!!! I did however witness some appauling parking yesterday where someone swiped a Mercedes - the driver was male!!!
  • Hot Wheels 2012/01/31 22:39:41
    Men
    Hot Wheels
    Men! Just because.
  • les_gvt 2012/01/31 21:51:45
    Women
    les_gvt
    Women are much better drivers when the car is parked- don't forget to snag the keys-they may think they can move it
  • betz 2012/01/31 21:17:54
    Women
    betz
    in our situation I am much better.When we come to somewhere where we must parallel park my husband jumps out of the car and I scoot over and get the job done. He can't parallel park to save his poor little soul.
  • Women
    STEELANGEL 凸 Metal Up 凸
    +2
    As long as they're parking and not drivin, I'm fine with it, lol..

    If you can read this, thank a teacher
    If you can read this in ENGLISH
    THANK A SOLDIER

  • Lerro DeHazel 2012/01/31 20:47:44
    Women
    Lerro DeHazel
    Topless Women for Public Parking Lots . . .
  • goinpostal 2012/01/31 20:35:44
    Men
    goinpostal
    women pull into a space most men back up in a space.women dont like to back up in a space
  • Fef 2012/01/31 20:17:11
    Men
    Fef
    +4
    Men and women differ because of environment, training, and such... some women can park much better than some guys... of course... but in general, I've known men to park better than women.

    It doesn't surprise me that this showed up when I searched for "female valet" images?
    female valets

    and it also doesn't surprise me that someone made a business of sexy female valets
    female valets
  • STEELAN... Fef 2012/01/31 20:57:39
    STEELANGEL 凸 Metal Up 凸
    hahaha, you're in trouble now Fef!
  • Stan Kapusta 2012/01/31 20:12:46
    Women
    Stan Kapusta
    See that's why the wife has the newer SUV. I got the best chauffeur in the world. She can park better than I. Who's the dummy here.
  • Irma 2012/01/31 20:08:41
  • Sasuke the Avenger 2012/01/31 19:17:50
  • Ghost 2012/01/31 19:13:36
    Women
    Ghost
    Behind every great man there is a greater woman.....or is it the other way around? Hmmm
  • JoeBlo Ghost 2012/01/31 20:55:26
    JoeBlo
    +1
    As long as it isn't a man behind you.........
  • Dark sector 2012/01/31 19:00:55
    Men
    Dark sector
    Men do it good enough the first time. Women take there time with it and make it perfect, like their make up...their clothes and so forth. This study proves nothing except the well known fact that women take too long to do anything.
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/01/31 18:57:31
    Women
    Margaret Jacobson
    I have seen BOTH men and women who cannot paRK THEIR cars. I AM ONE OF THEM TOO..........PHEW GOT IT OFF MY CHEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Ben 2012/01/31 18:53:43
    Men
    Ben
    Men might be better when it comes to parking, but it takes a woman to back that thing up.
  • Murph 2012/01/31 18:48:44
    Men
    Murph
    I park better than the women I know and I'm a man. QED
  • John 2012/01/31 18:38:58
    Men
    John
    +1
    Man like to fight. They fight with the car and the gap until they get it. Many fights (and some losses) makes experience. Woman want to go shopping, not fighting a car into the parking space ...
  • Thank you but no... 2012/01/31 18:30:51
    Women
    Thank you but no...
    +2
    There's no point disputing the observed facts.

    Why do you think it is cheaper for women to get insurance to drive than men? When you know that money hinges on it, you can trust it.
  • sabre2th1 Thank y... 2012/01/31 18:55:03
  • Ghost sabre2th1 2012/01/31 19:15:32
    Ghost
    I like it.
  • Thank y... sabre2th1 2012/02/02 12:38:46
    Thank you but no...
    ONE woman failing at parking.

    To compare with how men drive simply watch ANY Jerry Bruckheimer / Sheriff John Bunell TV show.

    Or this guy...

  • sabre2th1 Thank y... 2012/02/03 18:48:46
    sabre2th1
    how do you know thats a man? Assumption much.
  • Thank y... sabre2th1 2012/02/04 18:00:20
    Thank you but no...
    I watched the original TV program from which this clip was taken, that's how. How did you know I "assumed" anything? Assumption much?
  • sabre2th1 Thank y... 2012/02/14 13:49:14
    sabre2th1
    its a woman, bias much just because you cant drive

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