why do women love shopping?

Philippines
September 27, 2011 3:20am CST
guys out there will agree with me that women love shopping, they love walking around in search for something they could buy..sometimes spending hours in untiring adrenalin rush just to visit and look for new and different things from shops to shops..most of the time my wife is asking me to go with her for the nearest mall, but when i think of how tiring it is following her everywhere she goes, i held up my hand in surrender and say " not me Honey", then she will ask the kids the same thing and wow they too doesn't want to go, i found out that we're the same sentiment about their mother ways of shopping..but to be fair with my wife..one of her way to let her stress go is by shopping either window shopping or real shopping..how about you, are you fond of shopping?
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
27 Sep 11
I've been a shopper since I was a very little girl and my mother would take me to walk around the mall while my father was watching sports on Sundays. So, my love of shopping started with bonding time with my mother. As I got a little bit older, I realized that shopping was a great form of therapy of me as a way to get rid of stress. So, I would have to say that I am fond of shopping, but most of the time the shopping that I do is window shopping as opposed to making purchases.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 11
hi Dorran, now we got a lot of members that agree with me...that women do love shopping for apparent reason...its just not the thing of buying this or that when it comes to the reason why women love shopping but what they feel when doing the shopping thing and its working for them, the stress taken away they feel more relax and the best thing is they enjoy doing it rather staying at home thinking all the workloads on house chores and the budget thing...i guess women have this kind of nature to make a way out of stress than men..i think there's a secret in it..
@Triple0 (1907)
• Australia
27 Sep 11
Yes I am! My group of friends are composed of all females and we shop like crazy. After school or during the holiday break, we would plan to go out into the city or the shopping mall and shop for our favorite brands. So pretty much, you'll see a pack of girls all cramming into one shop and it's always clothes we're shopping for! I just window shop because I don't have the money but my friends love to take their time. There was a jacket my friend liked but it was like $60 and it took her almost an hour to decide if she should get it or not. That's just us, simply being teenaged girls I would say that shopping does relieve stress and it makes us feel happy. Funny how materials can make us happy.
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• Philippines
27 Sep 11
shopping do relieve and pacify stress..it works like music to the ear that goes to the brain that produces some kind of enzymes which relieves the body from stress and relax the tissues from it...its funny sometimes and quite expensive pills that cannot be swallowed yet it really works..
@whiteheron (4223)
• United States
27 Sep 11
I will say that not all women love shopping and that in fact some men love it more especially when it is clothes shopping and they want clothes, shopping for sports equipment or car parts, or, even better, tools. Ah the glow on a man's face when he finds something that he likes and ah the difficulty that a woman has in steering her husband out of the store when he has spotted that thing that he must have. I can get lost in a store selling foods from various parts of the world but I may not at all care about looking for shoes or other clothing. My friend on the other hand loves looking at shoes and clothing. My sister hates food shopping and has a go in and go out strategy which makes her exit the store before I would even get started shopping.
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
maybe some men love buying things they really needed that's why men is so eager to buy things he badly needed, ahh such glow in our face when someone buys them for us..thats more better...just a suggestion...but majority women loves shopping than men..i think you dont agree
• United States
28 Sep 11
I know of one man who had two clothes closets filled with suits and plenty of other things and still went out and gloated when ever he saved money by purchasing an item of clothing that he really did not need. He especially loved to pick up more size 13 shoes as they were often discounted. I honestly dislike shopping except if it is food shopping or shopping for gifts for other people or maybe for stationary or art supplies. And even then, I am not much into shopping. I think that perhaps some men and women like shopping. I am unwilling to say that more women than men like to shop but I will say instead that it is probably true that more women than men have to shop as their husbands refuse to or cannot shop.
@youless (91533)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Sep 11
I think this is the women's nature:) As women are much more interested in makeup, dresses etc. And they seem to have more spare time than men. They have to buy something for their families, too. So sometimes they go shopping only not for themselves. Women regard the shopping as a kind of entertainment. If you are in a good mood, go shopping. If you have a bad mood, go shopping, too. Even if they don't buy anything at last, but they still enjoy the experience of going shopping. I love China
@bettydeng5 (1709)
• China
28 Sep 11
Hi,as a women, I agree with you, yes, women really like go to windwon shopping or real shopping. Last week one of my neighbors and I agains on the child went to school, we went to windown shopping to buy some fall clothes, pants and shoes for children, starting from 8 am, we slowly walking stroll, and came back to home at 3 o'clock , 8 hours we spent, and has not sat down to rest, keep visiting to see, but also bought some things. Indeed, is a woman born of curiosity, when they saw a new thing, even if not really want to buy, but it should also look for a half day. Sometimes there is a shopping destination for some women,but also some women to pass the time completely, do not buy anything, for a whole day to window shopping, they don't feel tired. Fortunately, I have prepared that day, wearing a pair of flat heeled shoes, but at the time, exhausted, my neighbors didn't feel any tired, and said the evening and then went shopping, I was so tired to so give up at night continue shopping. So no doubt that most of women still prefer shopping.
• Philippines
28 Sep 11
what! 8 hours spent shopping thats a lot of time..that's what i'm talking to..personally i never doubt about it, that when it comes to shopping women comes first and they never get tired doing it again and again...you see she went back again huh!. ohh i got a headaches!hahaha
@GemmaR (8526)
27 Sep 11
I think that there is a lot of pressure from society for women to look good with regards to the way that they look and choose to dress. Because of this, there is a lot of choice in shops about what we can wear, and this means that we are able to have a lot of fun choosing the things that we want to buy from those shops. I went shopping today and spent far too much money, but you would spend that on a day out at a theme park or something like that, and I get just as much enjoyment and time spent having the day out as I do by going on other days out.
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
shopping is more fun if you have some kind of a budget..its quite a feeling of fulfillment and enjoyment we sometimes just cant explain why..others say its a waste of money and time..but let me ask who will buy things she doesn,t needed..i think nobody...
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
Oh shopping is really good when you have something in your pocket to buy the one you like hehe. I like to do shopping with my boyfriend since we both love doing it, walking while chatting, eating while searching for stuffs. Still i understand why you don't like to accompany your wife because yes it's really tiring yet it's fun..but sometimes try to join her I bet you she will love that from...that would be a plus love points ^_^
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
thanks for the solicited advise from a good friend...i do really go with her sometimes and she's more happier then than when im around just like you and your bf. if i ask you is it the shopping you like or ia it the thing that you are with your boyfriend? i guess you will answer me " both"..hahaha
@Gamerfvt (20)
• Brazil
27 Sep 11
i don't understand the girls
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
same here...can't help myself wonderin..why
• United States
27 Sep 11
I do like shopping when i have to find something for myself of someone else. I enjoy buying for others more often because i can find some cute things too as well and then i also like christmas shopping because im not buying for myself and i enjoy that as well and have been doing alot of that lately and have been enjoying it. I like shopping no matter what im doing and or looking for and enjoy being by myself sometimes but not alwasy as i drag my boyfriend with me and he likes going to and seeing things as well and sometimes will buy something as well. It helps to bring someone with me so im not by myself thinking about what to get him or his family as well.
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
women like new things that's why they love shopping..hope your fond of new things will not go far beyond looking for new bf..eehmm corny lines...thanks for sharing
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
hi there Arnold. I am a woman but i just don't know why we girls love to shop. i think it's because stress is relieved by such activity. there are a lot of things we could focus when we shop so we tend to forget whatever bad feelings we had prior to shopping. i for one release my stress by window shopping. i seldom do real shopping when i am so stressed cause i might buy stuffs that i do not really need.(a bad habit) it is just sad that men would not want the same activity. but it's ok women knew that anyway.
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
why do women always reason stress as an alibi for shopping..hahaha...why not say i love shoooppping!!!,,well i think stress easily gets in women and shopping is the antidote like a pills..happy shopping
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
hi there! i know sometimes its mind boggling what do women find so amazing in shopping (hehe) well honestly most of us just want to go shopping (either window shopping or real shopping) to relieve our stress. its our stress reliever to see all those beautiful dresses and shirts and stuff. another thing we would like to know what is the latest in fashion because we dont want to be left behind. we always want to be beautiful in the eyes of our husband/boyfriend/children/family/friends. its not about being vain but its just the feeling of being able to stand up in a crowd with you head held up high. i for one dont really shop a lot but when i am so stressed out id walked around and do some window shopping.
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
women love to be admired, and shopping for goods that will enhanced your personality and looks will do the work, i think you're careful about your looks and how others see you..and that makes you beautiful for me...you like very much my wife, you know.. to unload stress
@jady010 (156)
• India
25 Jan 12
Most women love shopping, as they like fashion and follow latest fashion stuffs, buy do shopping like thing. Nowadays most women prefer to do online shopping for clothes. I too like do online shopping and my GF always say me to give her something related to fancy clothing. Last time go buy an awesome designer kurti dress for her at http://indiaemporium.com/women/kurtis.html She love it so much. It was just mine opinion about why women love shopping.
@fheroan (619)
• Philippines
9 Dec 11
He there arnolddream! I'm a lady but I just totally dislike shopping so i guess, im not one of those women who loves shopping, lol, anyways, my mom always want to bring me with her when she goes shopping, and it is very tiring, when i need something that's the only time i go out and buy, nothing more, nothing else, just the product i need.. i don't do window shopping too, coz i think its a waste of valuable time, lol.. im just a college student and not so so busy, but i just don't like it.
@nezavisima (7418)
• Bulgaria
9 Dec 11
Why do women love shopping oh this is our blood. Women just love to shop and just go around the shops and do shopping. I like shopping and like many other women just relax and forget about the stress we want to see new things in the shops even buy them just to see trends. This is part of us. We also have fun. nice day!
• Romania
31 Oct 11
Man have broad shoulders, and they usually were large clothes, easy to wear and found, instead women have forms that need to be highlighted or hided. And that's a little bit difficult to do, and takes some time. Also the diversity of shopping is a good therapy for stress, that people appealling instinctively, making you wanna stay there, and stay, and stay,...
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
14 Oct 11
Hmmm not only women but also man love shopping my husband always do shopping new new jeans, T-shirt, shirt etc. I am not interested shopping only need thing are purchased. But I observe most of the women love shopping. Because they have more money and she want to spend anywhere so do the shpping
@jterrock (277)
• United States
30 Sep 11
I am a woman and I hate shopping! haha. I am one that goes into a store to get what I need and then get out! I am one that doesn't like large crowds though either. I don't mind browsing around the store. When I am with a friend, she takes so LONG to shop. Sometimes she is in the store for more than an hour or two. I get so frustrated! But, yes, I am not a born shopper! haha!
• Greece
28 Sep 11
everyone should shop and like it. it makes us feel better when we are able to shop without many constraints. shopping relaxes me and make me happier. women are more eager to shop than men do.