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Women Think About Shopping Like Men Think About Sex?

You were all equally divided on whether or not the assumption that women will jump at any chance to shop is bothersome. But if the results from the online survey by UK Cosmopolitan are accurate, some of us must be hiding something about our undeniable desire to shop!

The results seem pretty unbelievable to me — of the 778 women surveyed, 74 percent said they think about shopping every minute, while men supposedly think about sex every 52 seconds. Really? Whether or not their sample of women aged 19 to 45 was an accurate measurement of women in general, here are some of the other details that emerged from the survey as reported by Daily Mail.

  • Two out of five described themselves as shoe and bag addicts, and more than one in ten focused on accessories or make-up.
  • 62 percent said they will put the damage on their credit card and 8 percent are prepared to use funds saved for rent or mortgage.
  • Those surveyed said they spend at least 30 percent of their annual income on clothes.


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Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 7 years
I do dream about going on shopping sprees a lot but I think about sex more!
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
OH so they think about sex that much? i seriously never realized that!
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 7 years
Really? So I guess I am not one of those surveyed. I don't think much about shopping in any stage in my life as obsessively as anyone would. I focus my thoughts on making my life better---like a job performance, a relationship or my family's welfare and interests. Shopping is just when I know I really need to buy something not because I want something.
Meike Meike 7 years
Nope, I love my savings and normally do my biyearly shopping spree at the beginning of fall or spring season. After the sprees, I become frugal about buying 'I want' items.
emalove emalove 7 years
I love to shop, but I do not think about it every minute, or even close to that.
gabiushka gabiushka 7 years
I do think about it quite often, but I certainly don't shop much at all. I probably prefer just to window shop for fun.
MindayH MindayH 7 years
not at all! I fear being in debt
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 7 years
i love shopping (and i like to blame that on my gathering instincts!), but i certainly don't think of it every minute. and i certainly don't spend 30% of my income on it!
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 7 years
Um, I personally don't have a high libido, but I know a lot of other women do, and have higher libidos than their SO's, what, is this supposed to be like "shopping is women's sex!" So stupid, this survey just rubs me the wrong way. Not to mention, I DEFINITELY do not think about shopping that much or spend 30% of my income on clothes! I find that really hard to believe too! IF I had a good deal of disposable income, which I don't right now, I could imagine spending maybe 10%, and I am sure I would think that was a luxury. Sheeessh!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 7 years
I love shpping and getting new things but I really mut say I hate the actal process of going into store, trying on a million clothes, and only buying one thing... Not too fun for me!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 7 years
Yup sounds like me. I'm always online shopping too while at work. [like right now] :p
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