THIS Is How Much Time We Spend Taking Selfies Each Week

Photographed by Sarah Balch.

We'll never forget Kim Kardashian's wise words: "I think it really takes about 15-20 selfies that someone takes on their phone before they post the right one." Though we'd usually be inclined to heed Kim's wisdom on the subject of selfies, there is now hard data that proves that her estimate was a bit off.

A survey of 2,000 women, conducted by beauty site FeelUnique, has revealed that, in fact, women take an average of only seven selfies prior to choosing one to post — and, when they settle on one, it will most likely be uploaded to two social media outlets. Although that's lower than Kim's guess, other findings of the survey were far more startling. For example, 10% of 16- to 25-year-olds surveyed have at least 150 selfies on their devices, and the average young woman spends about five hours a week taking photos of herself.

The study also uncovered some of the more insincere reasons why women take selfies in the first place. For example, 14% of women admitted to taking selfies in order to make one of their followers jealous, while 15% have uploaded a particularly flattering photo to make an ex regret breaking up with them. Luckily, 18% of those surveyed said they simply take selfies for the confidence boost that comes with uploading them.

Read through the infographic below for more surprising stats (like the fact that 33% re-do their makeup before taking photos) on women's selfie habits.

Courtesy of FeelUnique
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