The ladies also seem to use more of the thread-starting icons (though 7 or 8 threads may not be a good sample size). Attention to detail? Appreciation for ornamentation? Newness of the forum? You be the judge.
Write [ link ] at the start (without the spaces after and before the square brackets) and then [ /link ] (again without the spaces) at the end with your full web address in between (including http://). This will do a "Click here" style link.