how do you feel when you go shopping alone?

@Canteen (595)
China
March 17, 2008 3:40am CST
have you once gone shopping alone? i do know some girls won't go shopping if there's no company. some people think it's a shame if they encounter their friends while they're shopping alone. i sometimes go shopping alone, and i think it's not bad. i can stay in the shop which attracts me as long as i can. but if i am with my friend and by chance she doesn't like the shop, i won't stay there for long. on the other side, if i go shopping alone, i won't visit the shop which my friend likes but i don't. have you ever gone shopping all by yourself? and how do you feel?
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@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
17 Mar 08
It's more fun shopping with friends or family but I do shop alone sometimes. Sometimes, it's good to be alone shopping, because you can buy the things you want without anybody criticizing or objecting to it. You can do whatever you want without sacrificing other's time. You can stay in a shop as long as you want and nobody's gonna comment on that. Shopping alone also gives you some chance to create new friends who are also shopping alone.
@Canteen (595)
• China
17 Mar 08
i haven't met any new people when i go shopping alone, it means i should try more? lol. when go shopping with friends, they can give us much advice and some recommendations. but when buying clothes, i think it's better to be alone. sometimes our decision may be changed because of our friends' affection. then maybe we'll buy some clothes we don't really like.
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@heart143 (1204)
• Philippines
17 Mar 08
That's true. Shopping alone makes you explore more, do some things you can't do while with friends and if in case you failed or made some mistakes...nobody will know
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@Canteen (595)
• China
17 Mar 08
that's a good way to hide some of our foolish actions. lol. and we can show off something we bought by ourselves brilliantly.
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• India
17 Mar 08
hey i mostly go alone for shopping and its nothing new for me as going alone for shopping save time as well as money as wheni go with someone like freinds or relative i waste my time as wel as money as they take too much time to shop n to choose as wel so i feel u should always go alone for shopping happy shopping
@Canteen (595)
• China
17 Mar 08
yeah, i agree with you. shopping alone can save time. but sometimes i feel a little upset when i see the girls accompany with their boyfriends. :P
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• China
18 Mar 08
I think i would feel uncomfortable. Because i love buy something with friends ,i just me ,i would not go
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@ayou82 (3460)
• Philippines
17 Mar 08
I feel alone... i feel it is boring.. but i do agree going shopping alone not with friends because you have to follow them where ever they want to go..
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• Philippines
18 Mar 08
when i shop alone it feels nice because you know who really you are and you get to spend more time with yourself especially when you're depress. it eases my pain. i coukld choose what color i want. actually, my bf told me that if i shop alone most of the clothes that i brought are nice and pretty for me.
• Malaysia
17 Mar 08
yup i've been shopping by myself before and i don't mind going shopping alone at all. i can take my own sweet time, go to whatever stores that i like and try on stuff that i like without worrying other people might not like it or whatsoever.
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@Canteen (595)
• China
17 Mar 08
yeah, we're totally free when we go shopping alone. we can do everything we like.
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@lyfhly (43)
• China
17 Mar 08
i do go shopping alone sometimes. i think there are two different feelings when i go shopping alone. it depends on what i buy and what kinds of shops i visit. if i go to the shop to buy some daily products, it unnecessary to have company and i will feel happy when i buy things because i can look for a lot of goods which attact me and i always need more time to search. at this time, i would not like a friend to bother me to look for goods. However, when i go to big malls to buy clothes or some expensive products, i prefer to go with a friend. i will feel lonely and somewhat anxious when i go shopping alone. anyway, it's important for a girl like me to buy beautiful clothes. do you think so?
@Canteen (595)
• China
17 Mar 08
i have to say the feeling is mutual. even though i know it's a better find the most suitable clothes for our own character when do shopping alone. but it looks like i'm a poor guy with no company to try on something alone. contradiction appears. anyone knows how to deal?
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@naseefu (1607)
• India
17 Mar 08
I had gone for shopping lonely.As you said it is not bad.But it will be more interesting when any friend or friend with us. When we shopping alone we have to select all the things ourself and no one to ask about is it bad or good.Because the salesmans opinion is not to take as it is. So i think shopping with our friends or relatives will be more enjoyable.
@Canteen (595)
• China
17 Mar 08
no doubt there's much fun when we go shopping with friends and relatives. hehe. but it seems most male don't like this activity at all. some even feel terrible if they're required to accompany their wives shopping. to them, shopping is not joy, but suffering.
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@MsEddie86 (236)
• United States
18 Mar 08
i actually like shoppin alone especially for shoes because i have my own style when it comes to fashion and i buy things that i dont think people will jump for on the first sight and then jazz it up so when i'm doin that i like to be alone so that way i can be in my own world and plus it gives me the alone time i like to have on occasions.
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@pumpkinjam (5768)
• United Kingdom
17 Mar 08
I prefer going shopping alone. It means I can go where I want, spend the time in whatever shop I want to go in and avoid the ones I don't want to go in. I have a friend who really likes shopping and that seems to be all she does! She tends to go in a lot of clothes shops. I don't like that anyway because I don't do clothes shopping unless I actually need to and then there are shops that there is no way she would go into which I'd be happy in! I prefer to be able to go straight in and straight out of the shops I need to go to and to be able to spend an extra five minutes in the odd shop I actually like. So having company to shop (unless it's someone like my mum who also hates shopping!) is really not nice for me.
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@Reyah23 (641)
• Philippines
17 Mar 08
I like to go shopping alone. And sometimes i enjoy it than shopping with a companion. The benefit of it to me is i dont get confuse of buying something i like. Because it i have somebody with me while shopping. The opinion of the person that im with on the things that i like to buy really matters to me, so i got confuse whether im gonna buy the things or not.
• Philippines
17 Mar 08
I enjoy shopping alone...I can stay at the shop for as long as I want, be able to check out a lot of shops and look for really good finds. I cannot do that when I am with someone, it really bothers me to know that someone is waiting for me while I am shopping.And it limits my time at the mall.
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@ruby222 (4848)
17 Mar 08
I very rarely shop on my own,I actually dont feel to secure!!!!...plus its good to have another opinion if youre choosing something special.The only thing is..the dreaded changing room!!...I cant bring myself to strut out of the changing room door to strut my stuff in that new outfit!!..the thought of showing that cellulite ...ohhhh lordy!!!!..lolol...
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@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
17 Mar 08
i love to go shopping alone, i don't want anybody will criticize me in selecting goods that i think best for me. i want to go shopping with no one to bother me, confused me selecting items specially when selecting clothings.
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• India
17 Mar 08
Wel i have been shopping alone, but i rather prefer company. I just coudnt make up which is th ebest chioce. If there is some1 to accompany, i would take their opinion, but if not i usually bug the sales person to share his/her views. So some 1 with me is just so important while shopping....
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@diansinta (7551)
• Indonesia
17 Mar 08
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I think going shopping alone is wonderful. I do enjoy shopping alone. In that way i can choose which one i buy and not buy. I do not like somebody choose for what i am going to buy. Nor someone standing beside me and trying to influence that i should buy a product. I can straight go to the corner that i want and not being stalled because my friend decided to stop in another corner. Friend are big distraction on the store, but they really a true good companion at the cafe or a restaurant. Friends,... sorry, but i will shopping alone
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@nengs10 (3189)
• Philippines
17 Mar 08
Before, when I was alone by myself. I actually enjoyed going shopping because I can walk fast. Also, I like to window shop for a long time since I like comparing prices and stuff. I enjoyed it but when I started shopping with someone I truly like, I actually love it more. lol.
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@edaabby (134)
• Malaysia
18 Mar 08
I always gone shopping alone...I agreed when you said if we go with friend, they always visit the shop that like and want to go. For me, i feel comfortable gone shopping alone because i have enough time to choose, buy and walk without disturb. Sometimes i go window shopping alone and i will tell my friend about sale, new shoes...then we go shopping together.hehe I hate go shopping with my boyfriend. He always dont want go inside the shop and just wait me outside.
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@Canteen (595)
• China
18 Mar 08
so does my best boy buddy. he does the exactly same thing as your boyfriend. everytime i tried to persuade him to get in the shop, he just stayed outside the shop. i have no idea about him. why don't they what to get in. kinda strange.
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@edaabby (134)
• Malaysia
18 Mar 08
i've asked my boyfriend about that, he said 'nothing to do in the and just have women and gurl stuff'...what can i said. I just ignore him and shopping...ahaha
• China
18 Mar 08
hi ,i go shopping alone sometimes. i would go to the snack street.i think it is good.if i meet my friends,if they have time,we often have a talk.
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@Canteen (595)
• China
18 Mar 08
i guess you're a Chinese. me too. hehe. i love eating snacks. you know,there're so many kinds of snacks in China. that's just so wonderful. when i'm walking on the snack street, i always make my hands full of such things. wow, my mouth is watering now. LOL
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• United States
18 Mar 08
I would rather shop alone. Take my time look at what I want. Not have to wait for others to finish to leave. Its peaceful. I also notice more sales and such when I am alone. With friends there is always chatter and your attention is drawn to them.
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• United States
18 Mar 08
It is actually the opposite for me, especially with my sister. She always notices all the sale items and special deals that I seem to overlook. I like to shop alone, but sometimes, it's actually better to take someone else along.
• Canada
29 Mar 08
i don't really care if i go shopping alone or if i go with someone. its the same for me...
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@Thoroughrob (11756)
• United States
29 Mar 08
I don't mind shopping alone, as long as I am not going too far. If I am traveling to another town, I enjoy the company and probably would not go if someone else did not go with me.
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