Why?


#1

Why are yoyoers usually male?


#2

Why are you asking this question?

I don’t really know the answer.

Maybe men like to use their time more for fun, but girls like other stuff?

I don’t know?

Ask a girl. :stuck_out_tongue:

Ann Connoly?


#3

I don’t know, but my wife picked up one of my yoyos last week and is having a great time with it!

She can already do grinds, binds and a lot of intermediate tricks.


(M²) #4

Probably the same reason most baseball players, bmx riders, and underwater pogo stickers are male.


#5

Reasons, reasons, and more reasons!

Maybe a lot of them think it’s a waste of time. :’(


#6

I’ve seen a few female underwater pogo stickers in my time… :stuck_out_tongue:

Seriously though, there’s no real explanation. I guess it’s just something that peaks more guys interest? like star wars or speed cubing or paintball.


(SR) #7

Why not?


#8

And?


#9

Males are more hobby oriented than women.


(⛷ Noisy Lurker) #10

I say it’s simply intelligence ;D . Which of course my wife is watching me type this and agrees that it’s intelligence. Of course her perspective is a bit different than mine :wink: .


(rizkiyoist) #11

Sounds like a girl asking, “Why don’t you boys like barbies?”


(WildCat23) #12

Probably something like this;

Bad bind “Ow! My hair!”


#13

Why are most yo-yoers male? Please, don’t remind us #foreveralone


(DOGS) #14

Same reason why most hobbyists or otherwise activity enthusiasts are male: we’re attracted to novelty.


#15

why don’t you try and teach more females ?


#16

Wait,

Am I not supposed to like Barbies??


(Big Mike) #17

My mom had a theory that boys like skill-based hobbies but girls prefer to do something that ends with a physical, finished product (knitting, writing, etc). Not sure if there’s truth behind that.

Personally I think it might be kind of a vicious circle; hard to break into an almost exclusively male community, so girls kind of get driven away. As evidence I submit the comments on any video of Ann Connolly.


#18

Simple. Parents are much more likely to hand a yoyo to a son than they are to a daughter. There’s no right or wrong implied there, we just have very well-defined ideas about gender. It’s the same answer to the question, “why do only little girls wear dresses?”. There’s no reason a boy can’t wear a dress, except that his parents are just not likely to put him in one because he is a boy.

As we grow older the issue is complicated to the point of near-impossibility. Once a girl is “conditioned” to accept the common feminine role, we can no longer base her choice not to yoyo on being a female. It’s too late to base it wholly on biology.


(rizkiyoist) #19

It won’t be a problem, I mean barbie lovers are mostly girls, and yoyo players are mostly guys. “Why does gamers are mostly males?” is a similar question…


#20

It was a joke.

I don’t like Barbies. :stuck_out_tongue: