Why Women Are Better at Recognizing Faces But guys who are gay or left-handed aren't too bad, either By Alp Arslan, Newser User Posted Jun 29, 2010 8:13 AM CDT Promoted on Newser Jun 29, 2010 11:25 AM CDT 7 comments Comments (AP) (User Submitted) – Researchers studying face recognition capabilities have discovered that women are 5% better than men at identifying faces they have seen before. Why? The researchers hypothesize that women are more interested in recognizing faces because they need to recognize and provide for their children. But guys, there's hope. If you are left-handed and/or gay you perform better than the average Y chromosomer. Read the full article at the Daily Mail.