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Why do girls take so many pictures of themselves?

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Why do girls take so many pictures of themselves?
« on: January 16, 2007, 01:05:37 PM »
I've always wondered about this.

I mean, it's strange enough that girls take such a massive amount of pictures to begin with.  Every social event is about getting 200+ photos in their digital cameras.  And 100+ of those are of themselves doing some stupid smoochie face with a pal. 

Why?  Can you ladies explain this to me?

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Re: Why do girls take so many pictures of themselves?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007, 01:21:15 PM »
What?  Are you all going to female private part out on this one?

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Re: Why do girls take so many pictures of themselves?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2007, 01:26:19 PM »
I'm afraid I don't do this. Even if I do take pictures I tend to lose the film before I develop it, and I don't have a digital camera.

I have noticed that girls who are hot tend to do this though, so clearly you must know a lot of hot girls, J.

I think they just want a record of their hotness before they lose their looks.

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Re: Why do girls take so many pictures of themselves?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2007, 01:30:27 PM »
The person I know who takes the most self-portrait snaps is a guy.

I'm the boss of the camera in my house; almost all of our pix are of the kid or the man.

Maybe it's peculiar to a certain age?


I agree.  I was trying to be particular by writing "girls". 

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Re: Why do girls take so many pictures of themselves?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2007, 01:32:21 PM »
BaboonJ:

You wouldn't happen to have any LSDers in mind when making this thread, would you?


Not really.  I saw a few self 'tars and it popped back into my head.


This doesn't particularly annoy me or anything.  I just don't understand it.  And, as has been stated, it seems to apply to both ugly and hot girls.  And then, when they hit 25, it's not necessarily the number of pictures that decreases, but rather the subject matter that changes.

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Re: Why do girls take so many pictures of themselves?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2007, 01:33:22 PM »
I'm afraid I don't do this. Even if I do take pictures I tend to lose the film before I develop it, and I don't have a digital camera.

I have noticed that girls who are hot tend to do this though, so clearly you must know a lot of hot girls, J.

I think they just want a record of their hotness before they lose their looks.

Seconded, sort of.

I think maybe it has more to do with their self-esteem than with their looks. They take pics of themselves because they like themselves the way the are, hot or otherwise.

Hmmm, I guess you're right in that it is more in their perception of their own hotness than the hotness itself.

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Re: Why do girls take so many pictures of themselves?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2007, 01:36:35 PM »
I'm afraid I don't do this. Even if I do take pictures I tend to lose the film before I develop it, and I don't have a digital camera.

I have noticed that girls who are hot tend to do this though, so clearly you must know a lot of hot girls, J.

I think they just want a record of their hotness before they lose their looks.

Seconded, sort of.

I think maybe it has more to do with their self-esteem than with their looks. They take pics of themselves because they like themselves the way the are, hot or otherwise.

Hmmm, I guess you're right in that it is more in their perception of their own hotness than the hotness itself.

A quick look at flickr images tagged with "girlsnightout" proves this.

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=girlsnightout

(It's one of my bookmarks.)

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Re: Why do girls take so many pictures of themselves?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2007, 01:42:40 PM »
i've never understood the need for people to have their picture taken in front of tourist landmarks while on vacation. bores the friends who are inevitably forced to look at them. impresses no one. only an ego stroke "i was there!"

i don't get it.


Well, to be fair, the picture is for yourself, not for other people.


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Re: Why do girls take so many pictures of themselves?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2007, 01:53:54 PM »
I've always wondered about this.

I mean, it's strange enough that girls take such a massive amount of pictures to begin with.  Every social event is about getting 200+ photos in their digital cameras.  And 100+ of those are of themselves doing some stupid smoochie face with a pal. 

Why?  Can you ladies explain this to me?


It's learned obsessive-compulsive behavior.  Like posting on LSD. 

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Re: Why do girls take so many pictures of themselves?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2007, 01:58:34 PM »
i loathe the advent of the digital camera and its ability to view pics on the spot.  

i cant count how many times i've been forced to retake shots because her "hair looks poofy", or her "smile looks forced", or cuz she "looks so fat in that angle!"