A recent Betway survey done among Europeans revealed the different needs and ideals of men and women. While there were some pretty even ratios in certain categories, other sections showed how the sexes differed when asked what they would do if they came into one million euros.
It’s business time
The biggest difference was reflected in whether or not starting a business would be the way forward. If afforded the capital, only two percent of men would do so. A resounding 12 percent of women would go ahead with this, though. Perhaps that’s down to blind faith or sound business insight. Either way, the difference was quite telling. This reward evidently could outweigh the reward, but only if the right sort of planning went into it all, not just a packet of cash that ostensibly arrived unexpectedly.
When in the red
As much as 27 percent of men would get rid of existing debt in flash. The women weighed in at 23 percent. That might be because less women are in debt, or at least are not ultimately responsible for the debt incurred, or it might just come down to the fact that men are more inclined to act responsibly for the bed they effectively made. That might be a discussion best left for a ‘battle of the sexes’ debate.
Somewhat predictably, more men than women wanted to own a new car. That largely comes down to looking good and the status of it all, arguably, but a reliable set of wheels can really make rather than break a day or even a career. The survey didn’t necessarily touch on the purchase of a flashy car, so just a modest entry level ‘A to B’ would suffice. Men, too, wanted to give more to charity. Eight percent ticked ‘yes’ there, while seven percent of females did the same.
Going on a luxury holiday also kicked the ratios out of kilter a bit. Four percent more women than men wanted this. For their psyche, physicality, mental wellbeing or whatever – it was a must for all females asked what they’d do if one million euros landed in their bank account. That’s not to say men didn’t want this as well, but just that only 10 percent of them did. Those are the guys who have probably paid off their mortgages or were not in any housing debt to begin with.
Home is where the heart is
More women than men would leave their job is afforded the chance, monetarily, which was a different outcome to the same question posed to Americans, who revealed that more males than females would stick around at their jobs. It goes to show the work-life balance gambit is a real thing, as more – and in some cases less – people value additional time at home. Whichever way you stack it at the end of the day, human needs inherent regardless of sex, but there are the odd variations here and there, which is completely understandable and justified.