Men Holding Purses – Shopping With Men
Have you ever seen an uncomfortable man in the mall with his significant other? Are you one of those women who cannot go shopping unless your man is there?
I would never invite my significant other to go to the mall with me and if he volunteers I will tell him a flat out “NO.” I have yet to see that man who is happy going to the mall with his spouse. Now there might be a few exceptions to the rule but pretty much the average man hates shopping.
Men and women think differently when it comes to shopping (please see diagram above). Many women are quite okay spending countless hours combing the mall for the perfect outfit and any bargains available. A man on the other hand gets in and gets out in a short space of time. So ladies, cut the men some slack and don’t make an issue of it if he has no interest in going to the mall.
I see many uncomfortable men following their spouses from store to store and I feel their pain. Sometimes I smile because I know I would not want my spouse asking me if this is the last store or any such question. For that reason he stays at home or if he is the designated driver then when I am ready I give him a call. Most women are experts at shopping and actual love this ritual but the average man would rather have a root canal.
Despite near equality in numbers, according to Bloomberg, women make more than 85% of the consumer purchases in the United States, and reputedly influence over 95% of total goods and services purchased. Women as a whole are considered more sophisticated shoppers than men, taking longer to make a buying decision.
Many men will say YES to avoid an argument so ladies please could you just cut them some slack? They do not get the way we shop and I suspect they will never get it so lighten up.
Women tend to be more astute consumers than men, simply because they are willing to invest the time and energy necessary to research and compare products. At the same time, their two-sided brain approach to problem solving makes them more susceptible to emotional appeals than a man.
What is the reason for wanting your spouse to come along on a shopping spree?
Would you be offended if your spouse flat out refused to go with you to the mall?