On Halloween night, the chasm between ghouls and gals widens ever further. Learn how denizens of Mars and Venus like to celebrate Halloween.
What does Halloween mean to you? A festival of candy or a chance to channel your inner witch or vixen? Your answer is likely depend on whether you’re a gal or a guy, according to the latest Millionaire Corner poll that finds Halloween is celebrated slightly differently on Mars and Venus.
Both men and women are equally interested in buying candy for Halloween, according to our September survey, but the quality and quantity of treats appears to be a higher priority for men. More than 63 percent of both men and women plan to buy candy, but men, visions of Snickers bars dancing in their heads, plan to spend more on treats. More than 18 percent of men have budgeted between $50 and $100 for candy, and 4.5 percent plan to spend $100 or more. In comparison, more than 87 percent of women plan to spend $49 or less on Halloween candy. What types of candy do men prefer? You’ll have to do your own informal poll on that one.
The way to a ghouls heart may be through his stomach, but gals are more interested in decorating and dressing up for Halloween. Thirty-six percent of women plan to decorate their house compared to 31 percent of guys, and 15 percent of women plan to wear costumes, compared to 10 percent of guys. Women are also more likely than men to make their costume, 72 percent vs. 64 percent. What’s a woman most likely to be for Halloween? Chances are she’ll choose a classic costume.
The most popular adult costume for 2012 is a witch, followed by vampire, pirate or a character from Batman, according to the National Retail Federation or NRF. Rounding out the list of top 10 favorites are zombie, vixen, princess, ghost, nurse, cat and Superman.
The NRF also finds that 15 percent of Americans are planning to dress up their pets for Halloween and are most likely to choose a pumpkin costume for their furry friends. Do you think that’s a guy thing or a gal thing?