I have noticed a general ability of women to seemingly enjoy traditional sports/competitive activities far more than their male counterparts. My better half claims it is the result of women truly believing the adage that the fun is in the play, not the win. Men, on the whole, tend to take competition more seriously - a left over from the days when most competition was life or death.
OTOH, put two women in the same room wearing the same multi-C-note dress, and any men in the region better find themselves a convenient and very deep hidey hole!!