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19th Nov 2012

Break Up On Aisle Four: One in Two Couples Can’t Stand Shopping Together

According to a new survey when it comes to browsing the shops, the vast majority of us would much prefer to fly solo...

If you’ve ever had to ensure your man’s moans and groans as you drag him around a shop on a Saturday, you’ll know that shopping with him can be a bit of a pain in the backside. But the good news is that you’re not alone in your frustrations.

According to a new study, one in two couples can’t stand going shopping with their other half and actually choose to hit the high street alone. Why? Well they choose to fly solo because they know that if they bring their partner, they’ll end up having a major row.

The study, which was carried out by Quidco, found that a whopping 61 per cent of us regularly have harsh words with our partners when we’re doing shopping with them (whether it be browsing the shops or stocking up on groceries for the week).

Ah men, not so great at shopping – fantastic when it comes to carrying heavy bags…

So what are we fighting over? Apparently 48 per cent of us argue over which items to buy, while 35 per cent of us have disagreements over how much money to spend. Other argument-inducing topics included which brand of product to buy, the appearance of something and indecisiveness when trying to pick out what to buy.

Believe it or not, one in four of the people surveyed admitted that they had stormed out of a shop, leaving their partner behind after a row. Meanwhile the vast majority of us have had full on domestic battles in the middle of supermarkets, clothes shops and furniture stores.

Ladies, we ask you: have you ever experienced some shopping rage when you’re trying to buy stuff with your other half? Can you take your man shopping or is it purely not worth the hassle?