Men buying gifts for their partners for no reason - is it really that odd?
September 12, 2007 11:04pm CST
My husband likes to buy me things, a couple of weeks ago it was a bunch of flowers. The florist asked him what he had done wrong. He said nothing - he just liked buying presents. A few other women in the shop commented that was unusual. A couple of weeks before he bought me some perfume as he had noticed I was running out and the lady at the chemist said the same thing. Do men really have to have an ulterior motive when buying presents for their partner?
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13 Sep 07
You're lucky. Most men don't buy presents. Usually only if they are in trouble or cheating. At least that's what most people think. My hubby has hardly ever bought me anything. It's just the way he is. He loves me, and shows me by doing things for me. If it's 1 in the morning and I want a soda or I am hungry, he will go out and get me whatever I want. He takes care of me when I am sick like you wouldn't believe. he's just not good at buying stuff. I accept that. If your hubby likes to buy gifts, good for you. It's just men have a stigma about their reasons for buying gifts so when people see men buying flowers, they usually think "uh oh"
14 Sep 07
Thanks for your reply. My husband will do those things that I need also - he has other faults just like everyone else :) but if I need something enough he will do it and he likes buying things reasonably often. It was the reaction of the female shop assistants that interested me. The lady in the chemist even said if I call my husband, will you explain it to him.
13 Sep 07
I do appreciate my husband being that way. It was more the reaction on the part of the other women that struck me. But there does seem to be this attitude many women have that their partners will only get them presents if they (the men) have done something wrong or if they have some ulterior motive, the women don't stop to think maybe it is just because - like my husband