• Question: does women natrually have longer eye-lashes than men? (not including mascara!)

    Asked by zangrymango to Carol, Ellie, John, Phil, Rebecca on 29 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: Rebecca Lacey

      Rebecca Lacey answered on 29 Jun 2012:

      Hi zangrymango (love the name!)

      I don’t think that women do have longer eyelashes than men and in fact I think that men that men actually have longer eyelashes than men. This is thought to due to men being hunters and fighters when it was important for their eyes not to be affected by dust. Some people think it is because eyelashes are used to attract the opposite sex and typically this is done by the male. I am not convinced by this!

    • Photo: Phil

      Phil answered on 29 Jun 2012:


      My son has the longest eye lashes of any kid you have ever seen.
      His aunty is well jealous !!

    • Photo: Carol White

      Carol White answered on 1 Jul 2012:

      I think Rebecca’s right – men actually have longer eyelashes than women…. maybe that’s why we girls use so much mascara!

      My male friends have much longer eyelashes than I do – I’m well jel’!