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#323054 - Fri Jun 29 2007 10:08 AM Re: Age and gender - Polls
wimm Offline
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I'm very surprised by these results actually.

I'm male and in the prime of my life (36 years), Belgian and a little bit possessed by quizzing. But here in Belgium, we have a very active quizzing circuit during the weekends. I'm founder of a team, and every friday and saturday we play quizzes with our team against other teams in Belgium.
To give you an exemple: we organize a quiz ourselves, we did it last friday and we had in total 110 teams of 6 players competing against eachother!
Every weekend there are more or less 20 venues in Belgium where a quiz is being organised, and there is an official ranking of the teams (similar to the ATP ranking)

The thing that surprises me about this poll is that in Belgium, you only have 10% of active playing females in this competition. But then again, maybe it's fine like this, because the wife doesn't mind me sitting in a room with mostly guy's from 40 or older ;-)
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#323055 - Fri Jun 29 2007 10:31 AM Re: Age and gender - Polls
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Loc: Norfolk UK      
I am wondering what people go and do at age 61 that is so much more interesting than Fun Trivia! Please tell me, I'm worried I'm going to miss out on something.......

Also, I would have said, from my impression up to date, that this site was more male orientated -I was just so wrong!
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#323056 - Fri Jun 29 2007 01:19 PM Re: Age and gender - Polls
sue943 Offline
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I don't know the mix on the main site, it could just be that we females post more in the forums. On the other hand, our most prolific poster is definitely a man.
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#323057 - Mon Aug 13 2007 08:13 PM Re: Age and gender - Polls
Maniachilles Offline
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Loc: Glasgow Scotland UK       
Men just don't have the time to sit around all day doing quizzes!

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#323058 - Mon Nov 05 2007 06:15 PM Re: Age and gender - Polls
redwood Offline
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You know... I home-schooled my youngest child... and if I were young enough to have to be doing that again... I think I would include FT as part of a curriculum! The fact that there are so many in the "13-20" age group is what got me thinking about it... What a wonderful way to broaden a child's interests, and encourage curiosity!
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#323059 - Thu Jan 10 2008 05:10 PM Re: Age and gender - Polls
grandmasterwg Offline
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I fall under the younger group amazing how many of us play. Unfortunatly there is not as large number of males that i had expected.
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#323060 - Sun Jan 13 2008 05:10 PM Re: Age and gender - Polls
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I found the results very interesting indeed .I was surprised at the ratio of Males to Females (35% to 65%) .Maybe this is a good place to pick up women .(No harm in wishing ,is there ? ) I fall in the most populous age group 41-50 (for a year or so) ,so yet again ,I find myself to be Mr. Average .
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#323061 - Wed Jan 16 2008 12:51 PM Re: Age and gender - Polls
ferfer72 Offline
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I was about to say the same thing, Martin! This looks like a good place for men seeking intelligent women!
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#323062 - Wed Jan 16 2008 03:20 PM Re: Age and gender - Polls
delboy22 Offline
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As long as you like pensioners ..........or women with more opinion than knowledge .......... Look at the main female posters on these forums - are they young, attractive, intelligent women? ummmm nope!
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#323063 - Wed Jan 16 2008 04:49 PM Re: Age and gender - Polls
The_lioness33 Offline
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Watch it Delboy...those same ladies will get you back somehow.

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#323064 - Wed Jan 16 2008 05:08 PM Re: Age and gender - Polls
ClaraSue Offline
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mmmm, delboy, maybe you should check out the FunTrivia scrapbook. I see that there are plenty of attractive, intelligent women there. Just because we're not all young doesn't mean we don't have feelings. What a rude thing to say!
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#323065 - Thu Jan 17 2008 12:34 AM Re: Age and gender - Polls
delboy22 Offline
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I was only leg pulling ClaraSue - I know from experience that the "Old girls" on this site can give as good as they get hehehehehe that's what comes of having lived through 2 world wars I guess


Edited by delboy22 (Thu Jan 17 2008 12:37 AM)
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#323066 - Thu Jan 17 2008 12:40 AM Re: Age and gender - Polls
deadlydalton Offline
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Erm....Will that be Gulf war 1 and Gulf war 2? I hope so for delboys sake

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#323067 - Thu Jan 17 2008 01:18 AM Re: Age and gender - Polls
delboy22 Offline
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Loc: Dijon France via S Wales UK
I was thinking more of the Crimean and the Boer wars actually - may as well get hung for a sheep as a lamb hehehehehe

I can't wait to read the retort from a certain two ladies ......... I am wearing my bullet proof jacket and tin helmet just in case
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#323068 - Thu Jan 17 2008 02:51 AM Re: Age and gender - Polls
lady1 Offline
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It would be interesting to see how the poll will change this year as so many FTers turned 50 (and a couple of 60's) last year. You know 1957 was a good year!
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#323069 - Thu Jan 17 2008 09:03 AM Re: Age and gender - Polls
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I was only leg pulling ClaraSue




I had hoped so. Glad to know that you were. But as a female poster on here that is not quite so young anymore, I'd like to think that I have some intelligence left, along with some looks left over from the younger days. Guess I was just having "one of those days"...
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#323070 - Thu Jan 17 2008 09:14 AM Re: Age and gender - Polls
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No apology is necessary dear lady - it is I who should apologise. My humour can at times appear a little brusque - but I assure you it is all in good fun
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#323071 - Thu May 22 2008 08:37 AM Re: Age and gender - Polls
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Registered: Wed May 21 2008
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Loc: Florida USA
I am surprised with the stats...women to men ratio. I always figured men to be more "trivial"...

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#323072 - Sun Sep 21 2008 04:38 AM Re: Age and gender - Polls
Darkandre Offline
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Loc: Pisa Italy
19 and male.
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#323073 - Thu Oct 23 2008 09:52 AM Re: Age and gender - Polls
Ashmancometh Offline
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Loc: New Mexico USA
Wow! I am in two losing categories...ouch! Male and 39-and I thought these were the good years. Ha!

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#323074 - Mon Dec 01 2008 10:32 AM Re: Age and gender - Polls
jaknginger Offline
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Loc: Florida USA
Wow this surprised me! I wouldn't have guessed the top range correctly at all! Nice poll Sue!
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#323075 - Thu Dec 04 2008 06:58 PM Re: Age and gender - Polls
Al-Mohajerah Offline
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Registered: Sun Nov 30 2008
Posts: 59
Loc: Cairo Egypt

Quote:

I'm 42 and female, and must state how surprised I am to see both my agegroup and gender leading the poll. Most forums I'm active on are mostly males in their late teens/early 20s.




Me too [surprised]!!!
Its not usuall to have such age in forums with such high percentage>>> I have to sign out, I`ve no place here, We are not the leaders of the poll >>>



Very interesting polls, thank you
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#323076 - Thu Dec 04 2008 07:11 PM Re: Age and gender - Polls
Lagrastar Offline
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Loc: Staten Island , NY
40 and a female.

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#323077 - Sun Dec 14 2008 09:02 AM Re: Age and gender - Polls
Abelee Offline
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Loc: Singapore
I'm 13-20...and I'm surprised how many there are in here.

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#323078 - Sun Feb 01 2009 03:39 AM Re: Age and gender - Polls
MeddyKiwi Offline
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Loc: Bluff New Zealand
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I'm 42 and female, and must state how surprised I am to see both my agegroup and gender leading the poll. Most forums I'm active on are mostly males in their late teens/early 20s.




thanks for saving me typing this, exactly what I was going to say, on my main forum (a movie/awards one) I am the ONLY female over 40.

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