Online game competition provider WorldWinner, a Fun Technologies subsidiary, has unveiled the results of a survey it conducted that indicates men and women are equally matched when it comes to their competitiveness in casual competition. According to the study, both men and women responded that they're predominantly driven by a desire to win - it was the number one response from both genders. However, this number was slightly higher among men (61 percent of all respondents) versus women (50 percent).
Women appear to seek out competition more frequently than men; The majority of women, or 39 percent, responded that they seek competition daily, while only 31 percent of men do. The majority of men, or 45 percent, are happy going head-to-head just a few times per week.
Other findings showed that the majority of both gender groups equally compete for validation or to "prove themselves"; predominantly decided that competition is more "exciting" and "thrilling" than "intimidating"; tend not to quit when ahead, and feel just as competitive playing against the same gender as they do versus a member of the opposite sex.