Via MensHealth.com. You can't argue with science! According to a study published in Memory and Cognition, researchers found that when "navigating in known environments, men prefer to take shortcuts to reach their destination more quickly, while women tend to use routes they know." The conclusion was that men were "significantly" more efficient than women at reaching their destinations.
The results came after two experiments. The first tested 68 people on how well they were able to complete a computerized maze after learning it for a bit
The second experiment used different versions of the maze—one with background landmarks and one without. While the men routinely took shortcuts to reach their targets faster, on average, than women, who were more prone to following learned routes.