"I only need about two hours to get ready on a Saturday because I've already got my outfit picked by then.
"I generally get ready on my own because I live quite far away from most of my friends, so we just meet up in town.
"I normally get ready with a few of my friends round at their place and I'll end up doing everyone's hair for them.
"On a Sunday night, I'll start planning for the following weekend, deciding whose house to get ready at and thinking about what I'm going to wear.
"I tend to get ready on my own but then my friends and I meet up at someone's house and we're guaranteed to end up in front of the mirror, redoing our hair and make-up.
"My friends say I'm always late but I think I probably take less time to get ready than most of them.
The Different Dragon is published by Two Lives Publishing, the only publisher of children's books expressly intended for kids in LGBT families; and so it happens that young Noah has two mothers, one who helps him get ready
for bed (though he needs only a little help) and Go-Ma, who invents the tale about The Different Dragon along with him.
And that female vanity can cause friction in relationships, with 15 per cent of men saying they are irritated by the length of time it takes their partner to get ready.
Lastminute.com spokesman Lopo Champalimaud said: "Men always get agitated waiting for their other halves to get ready, but what they need to understand is that it doesn't matter if a woman is going out to a posh restaurant or a visit to the local cinema.