Women more patient than men to wait in queues: study

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People are now prepared to wait in line for no more than four minutes, with men less patient than women, according to a new UK study.

The research by a UK-based mobile operator found that men are less patient than women, content to queue for just 3 minutes 23 seconds - compared to women at 3 minutes 39 seconds.

The study also found that patience and willingness to queue are both directly linked to age, the Daily Mail reported.

Brits aged over 55 are the most patient, admitting they are happy to queue for a full four minutes, while younger people are less prepared to hang about.

Those aged 35 to 44 will typically queue for no more than 3 mins 40 seconds, and 18 to 24 year olds will stand in line for no more than 2 minutes 59 seconds.

The study by mobile operator Three also found that 61 per cent Brits now use mobile internet on their smartphone to perform tasks like shopping, banking and making appointments they might otherwise have to queue for.

"It makes sense that more and more of us are using internet on our smartphones to save precious time in the day," Sylvia Chind, of Three, said.

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