London, May 26:
Do you know how much time your girlfriend might be taking to get her perfect selfie? Well, it may be close to 48 minutes a day or five hours and 36 minutes a week!
The time that goes up in clicking a perfect self-portrait includes make-up, getting the right lighting and perfecting the angle, Mirror.co.uk reported.
One in 10 young girls was found to be storing at least 150 selfies on her computer and smartphones, taken from bathrooms or cars to their office desks.
Of the 2,000 women (age 16-25) surveyed, 28 percent admitted to taking a photo of themselves at least once a week.
Over half of the women agreed that taking an attractive selfie boosts their mood when they feel down over their looks.
Nearly 22 percent young women cited getting “likes” to boost their ego as the main reason for taking selfies.
The survey by British website www.feelunique.com showed a significant trend among the younger generation who is suffering from “selfie-esteem”.
“The act of taking a selfie has become a huge phenomenon. Scrolling through an Instagram feed full of selfies provides a ready-made mood board of new make-up tips, hair ideas and fitness inspiration,” Newby Hands, who was part of the survey was quoted as saying.
The standard routine for a perfect selfie was to re-do their make-up, fix their hairstyle and wear a flattering outfit before finding a suitable position with good lighting.
About 27 percent of younger women confessed they actually delete selfies within minutes if they haven’t gained enough ‘likes’ on social media.
After taking an average of six shots that are deleted, the “perfect selfie” is finally uploaded on at least two social media sites, the survey found.
“Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Nicole Scherzinger have described the positive effects of selfies and many young people have followed the suit,” Hands said. (IANS)