10 Awesome Ways For Guys To Survive A Shopping Expedition With Their Girl

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10 Awesome Ways For Guys To Survive A Shopping Expedition With Their Girl

What is that surreal pleasure which women get out of shopping that most men dread? Generations have passed, but no one has yet got the answer to this question. For most women, shopping is a therapy. It is their stress buster and something that rejuvenates them from within. Men on the other hand, try to avoid it for as long as possible.

But, what does a guy do when he has no choice other than to accompany his lady love on her shopping spree? Saying no would make her upset and saying yes, well that’s better left unsaid! So, to get you through this mission safe and sound, we give you useful tips that you can follow while you go shopping with your lady!

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#1. Wear comfortable clothing

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You may think you are going to the mall and dress up in your best clothes. But, you might get a sweet shock when you land up in the streets of Chandni Chowk wearing your branded white shoes and fitted trousers and shirt. Thus, rule number one is to wear comfortable clothing; the ones in which you can last the entire day with ease.

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#2. Carry your own entertainment system

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Be it your iPad, your iPod, your kindle or something else, just do not forget to carry it with yourself! She is surely going to visit a hundred of those fitting rooms and you do not want to end up getting bored, now do you?

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#3. Tackle her tricky questions tactfully

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Questions like ‘do I look fat in this dress?’, ‘does this colour suit me more than pink?’, ‘which style do you like better?’, 'are you getting bored?’, 'do you like this shade of nail color?’, etc., need to be handled with utmost caution. Never say what you really feel as you might end up in trouble. She does not actually want your opinion. She just wants to hear her own opinion from your mouth. So, sense what "that" is and keep your answers as positive and full of compliments as you can.

#4. Do not say no to go along

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You can use this as a favour you did for her wholeheartedly, and use it for her approval for a boy’s night out you might have been planning for days! Now how’s that for a payback?

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#5. Use this time wisely

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Since you are already here, why not use this opportunity to indulge in some shopping for yourself too? What’s more is that you also have your own shopping expert, your sweetheart with you to help you decide better.

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#6. Wear right footwear 

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Beware! your partner might not tell you exactly how many hours or places of shopping has she planned. It might take you the entire day and her shopping still might not be complete. Thus, to stand, walk and carry the shopping bags, wear your most comfortable footwear.

#7. A full tummy is what you need

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Have a good meal before you leave the house, keep yourself hydrated, and keep filling up your stomach with knick-knacks while she shops. An empty stomach can leave you irritated and grumpy, and you need all the energy you can get to carry the shopping bags, don’t you?

But do avoid these 9 Common Foods That Can Surprisingly Spoil Your Mood. You surely don't want to be a spoilsport during shopping now?

#8. Plan a date and schedule the shopping

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Instead of saying no or telling her to hurry up, buy a movie ticket for a show at 7 pm and leave for shopping post-lunch, say around 4 pm. She will have no choice rather than to hurry up as the movie has been pre-scheduled.

#9. Her best friend to the rescue

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Keep her best friend in your good books and call her in your moment of distress. Seeing her friend will make her happy as she will get better opinions and an excited shopping partner. It will also make her realise that she no longer needs you. You, our friend, then are free to go and do whatever you please!

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#10. Be as cheerful as you possibly can

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Do not show you are grumpy or have better things to do. Your girlfriend also does a million things for you without you even realising it. What is a day’s shopping compared to her happiness and a good mood for weeks to come?

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And, once you are at it, shopping might not be such a bad thing after all. Not to forget, the time you two get to spend together and of course, how you get to use this gesture of yours for something you want.

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