In terms of answers to controversial questions that require a deeper level of thinking, I find that males usually write well thought out answer with a deeper understanding of the question while females either pick out an area of the question and focus on that or write a long bland answer ignoring any details given with the question.
I'm not inferring that all females on this website provide those answers, I've certainly received interesting responses from women too but for the most part, this is the pattern I've noticed...
I'll have five male answers with three good answers and two duds.
I'll have six female answers with five duds and one good answer (if I'm lucky).
Have you noticed that as well and if so, why do you think that is?
- Yes, I see it.36% (4)38% (6)37% (10)Vote
- Nope, I don't think it happens.36% (4)19% (3)26% (7)Vote
- I've never noticed.28% (3)43% (7)37% (10)Vote
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I think that for starters, a lot of the guys on this site are older than the girls. I think generally, a lot of the girls who sign up are in their teens, and a lot of them join primarily to ask questions about relationships (Ok, so there's this guy...). A lot of these girls are actually below the 16 year old limit, so a lot of them have little to no relationship experience. Also, because a lot of the girls are here to ask questions rather than read/answer others' questions, they don't get to see the variety of responses from both genders. Unfortunately, because of this, a lot of questions get repeated by both genders ("Why do nice guys finish last?", "What do men really want?",
Also, I think that, like you said, the guys tend to be better at answering general questions because they try to see it from all perspectives. A lot of the female responses are made based on personal experience (which can still be good, don't get me wrong), but it doesn't have overall depth of an unbiased answer. In the specific questions (which seem to be more frequently asked by females), women are able to better apply their experience-based knowledge to the situation.
Obviously, this isn't to say that there aren't members of both genders who provide very good, in depth answers. I do think, based on observation, that there are more regular female posters who make posts with craptacular grammar and spelling, though. That might contribute to seemingly less intelligent posts. Which sounds more intelligent to you: "What would be some good ideas for a second date?" or "cant decide where to go w this guy I need advice plz plz plzzzzzz!" Ugh. I think that a lot of the guys who would post something like that are the kinds of guys who aren't on this site.1