According to a recent survey, Shanghainese men spend on average 17.1 minutes per day looking at themselves in a mirror. That’s 8.5 minutes more than the urban national average for men. We think 17 minutes seems like an awful long time (even if you stare into a mirror while blow-drying your pubes in the gym locker room …. yes, we’re talking about you). And we also think this survey is sketchy at best — how can you measure the amount of time people spend looking into mirrors? Are they just basing it on answers people give to the question? Do any of you have any idea how much time you spend each day in front of a mirror?
Beijing men spend the most money per month on “cosmetics” — 119 yuan, 39 kuai above the national urban average (according to this survey). But evidently they don’t apply these cosmetics in front of a mirror … or maybe Shanghai men just use cheap cosmetics.
Image by shanti christensen.