Shopping Alone or with a Companion - What is the preference?

Ahhhhh......Shopping, one of women's favorite activities right? Mine too.

But one thing I do not prefer while shopping is tagging anyone along with me. I would prefer to always go shopping all by myself. Especially my husband....a big NO, and I tell him that, you should not come with me.

Men generally do not have much patience.... :-), there can be some exceptions but at large they lack and it can be only related to shopping. Their style of shopping is, they know which shop they want to go to, they will go there, see a couple of stuff and just pick up, sometimes they do not even want to do trials and without trails only they will pick up the stuff.

While for women on the other hand, shopping is a whole lot of good experience. When I decide to go shopping, I ideally pick a day when I am completely free and have no other commitments. I make it a point to leave towards the afternoon, so that I have ample time, the whole afternoon and the evening. In my mind I am not stuck to one place either, I would like to keep my options open.

My shopping style is to first visit all the stores and check on different varieties of what I want to buy, I will shortlist them, and then revisit after making my final selections. Unless something I like very much at first look and I want to pick it up immediately. And yes trials for sure, for every apparel I buy. I am a fussy shopper but then I just don't rush into it. I need my time and space, and would enjoy doing my shopping leisurely. It's a different thing that by the end of it I do get exhausted, but when I look at my shopping it gives me a complete sense of satisfaction.

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Sometimes when my husband is with me in a mall, and if he tells me, buy something if you like to, I usually avoid, because when he says buy, it means we need to go to one shop, and pick up whatever comes in my hand. For him trials are unnecessary, a very impatient shopper. If I pick up something to just see, he will tell me, yes it's good, buy it and that means shopping is done... :-) When we are together and if ever I have to buy something, I make him sit in a coffee shop and then I go on my own, but there also, once his coffee gets over, he would start calling me up to check by what time I will finish. This goes with my Son as well. So I tell both the men of the house to stay home and I can go shopping alone.

My husband and son normally believe shopping is complete in one big brand shop, and I like to see variety, I am not a brand person, I can buy and wear anything. Though my Son does get fussy sometimes for his own shopping but has no tolerance towards others.

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Not only my hubby, but ideally I do not prefer to go shopping with anyone, because I feel like a burden having someone running along with me to the same place again and again and going up and down. Years back when me and my bestie were together in the same city, she was the only one with whom I would enjoy shopping, because she is my mirror image and we both just compliment each other so much with each other. No one else besides her, I have managed to go out with.

When my hubby comes with me for shopping I feel I am at a gunpoint, it is like select fast or I will shoot.....hehehe......So it's always better for me to go alone. I enjoy this experience a lot and hence online shopping except for daily utilities is a complete NO for me.

Ladies here on hive, do let me know what are your shopping ways?

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What a wonderful and lively post!

I love shopping. I can do it alone or with anyone, shopping is fun after all.

Luckily, my husband is very patient when it comes to shopping. And our choices are also very similar so I enjoy shopping with him.

I also love to shop with my sister. Usually when we go together, I end up shopping so much extra.


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Ahhaa...you are lucky @sugandhaseth, in my case both my hubby and sister are awful shoppers, my sister has lesser patience then my hubby too. For me it's always better to go alone

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I like groceries shopping as I enjoy eating way too much 🤣😅

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Yes, everyone has different taste on shopping. The grocery stuff, I leave it for my hubby...hahaha

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Gosh, I haven't been to a mall for almost a year!
But I shop the mall with my friends for some time now, because I do it only as a social thing, hehehe!
If you are a shopper, I can see you wanting to shop alone... it is easier!

Have a great day @nainaztengra!

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It is very easy when you are alone, If someone is with me, I can never make my selections and get confused. I feel like someone is sitting on my head asking me to hurry up.
Thank you @silversaver888...wish you too a wonderful blessed day

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I am that kind of person who hates shopping. I buy anything from online stores but if I should pick from either shopping alone or with someone by my side, I'd say it's dedinitely a go to with another person. Just more fun and opinions to hear about your picks haha 😂

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I do not go out shopping very often, it's kind of twice a year, but then when I go I need ample ample time and space on my own, else it never feels complete.

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My shopping style is to first visit all the stores and check on different varieties of what I want to buy, I will shortlist them, and then revisit after making my final selections. Unless something I like very much at first look and I want to pick it up immediately. And yes trials for sure, for every apparel I buy.."

I also practice the same method too,but i love taking someone along whenever i am going shopping so that they can assist me in picking better choices


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Comparto profundamente tu opinión, ya que a mi me pasa igual, me gusta salir sola a realizar comprar, ya que me gusta comparar precios, ya que en mi país hay que economizar lo más que se pueda, por eso camino todos los locales para comparar las ofertas, y compro en varias partes, ya que en cada uno hay ofertas de diferentes productos. Y salir acompañada de alguien que va a estar como apuntándote con un arma para presionarte, no es nada agradable y me pone de mal humor. Así que te entiendo completamente. bendiciones.


I deeply share your opinion, because it is the same for me, I like to go out alone to shop, because I like to compare prices, since in my country you have to economize as much as possible, so I walk all the stores to compare the offers, and I buy in several places, because in each one there are offers of different products. And going out accompanied by someone who is going to be pointing a gun at you to pressure you, is not nice at all and it puts me in a bad mood. So I understand you completely. blessings.

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