shopping: men vs women
June 1, 2010 6:39am CST
is it true that it takes more time for women to shop? what do men feel about shopping? What are the differences between men shopping and women shopping?..
5 Jun 10
the only difference I think is the item.most men shop for gadgets or sport equipments.women shop for clothes,shoes,and make-up.some men do love to shop for clothes.in terms of time I believe a shopaholic will spend a lot of time shopping,regardless of gender.
1 Jun 10
well they say i shop like a girl because of the time it takes for me to choose shoes. well im choosy when it comes to shoes and i choose the best one i have seen in a brand and go another brand. then choose one its time consuming and such. but when it comes to something i have researched like, desktops then ill not browse for other brands and such.
• United States
1 Jun 10
It really depends on the person, the situation, the specific item being shopped for, etc. Generally, yes, it seems that women take more time than men. However, there are many times where the guy takes a lot longer to look around and try things on. My little brother, for example, took 20 minutes to try on two pairs of jeans last time I took him shopping. I hardly ever even try the clothes on. He's really into style, while I love shopping clearance and generally look for the best deal-- if it's a super cheap, but still cute, shirt, I'll probably buy that without having to shop around for a lot else. (I suppose I should mention that I'm female.) Then again, my brother is 16 years old, and it might just be that he is at a stage in his life where he cares more than, say, a 32 year old man would. Also, I think that the women's department has a lot more clothing in it-- more brands, more styles within those brands. It might be just that there is a lot more to look at. I am fairly certain that the colors, textures, styles of clothing found in a store department area for females is more varied. There are so many different shades of, say, purple or blue as compared to the men's section. It makes it a lot harder to just walk in and pick something out. Of course, for the most part, men do seem to be able to come in and buy what is needed with greater ease than women-- especially in clothing stores, which is what I've mostly been talking about. (I work in a clothing retail store, so it's easier to talk about my direct observations about shopping habits there.) Different kinds of merchandise might have different behaviors associated with them. Again, though, it all depends on the person. I've seen plenty of men take forever and come to the register with a whole cart-full of merchandise that he didn't intend to buy. Women can come in, buy one needed item, and walk out in under five minutes. It just depends on the person and what is being shopped for.