There are a lot of myths when it comes to shopping, and one of the biggest is that women love to shop while men hate shopping. The truth, according to Lee Eisenberg, author of Shoptimism, is that men and women both love and hate to shop in about the same proportional numbers.
The same is true with compulsive buying. While it is often viewed that women are more likely to be compulsive buyers, the truth is that both men and women are compulsive shoppers at about the same rate. The difference is that men are often better at hiding their compulsive shopping by saying that it’s a “hobby.”
Where the two sexes do deviate when it comes to shopping is their willingness to return items to the store. Women are far more willing to take something back that doesn’t work or had a problem then men are.
Why do you think that women get such a bum rap when it comes to shopping when the truth is much more equal?