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Do men or women take more selfies?

Friday - 11/29/2013, 7:57am  ET

Selfie (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Turns out women may not take the most selfies when compared to their male counterparts. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON - The stereotype says women are the vainer sex, but a recent survey suggests otherwise.

A survey commissioned by Samsung says that men are taking nearly twice as many "selfies" -- cellphone self-portraits -- as women.

A third of respondents to the survey, published in the Daily Mail, also admitted that they have missed a great moment in life because they were too busy taking a picture of themselves.

A behavioral scientist interviewed by the Daily Mail says that the macho, technological aspect of taking a selfie overrides the vanity involved, making it "a more acceptable way of revealing their vanity."

The Oxford Dictionaries named "selfie" the word of 2013, beating out "twerk," "binge-watch" and "showrooming."

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