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Relationship Protocol: Do You Do Girly Things With Your Significant Other?

When you're in a relationship, your significant other often becomes your best friend in addition to your lover, which makes doing things together a no-brainer. Many couples work out, run errands, and cook together, but then there are those girly things that most women only do with their friends — get mani pedis, go shopping, or spend the day at the spa. Though I've found this to be a rarity, I do know couples that do it all together, so what about you and your significant other? Is your man up for doing the girly things with you, too?


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lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 8 years
nothing is more adorable than seeing a boxer with a facemask on soaking his feet. i pamper him bc he gets beat up for a living (ahem ...'scuze me HE beats up for a living lol)...he resisted SOME stuff in the beginning but now he sees the therapeutic benefits of our 'girly stuff' and i love nothing more than healing him.
bubblyw bubblyw 8 years
I do girly things with him... He let's me do them. So far he's just been a passive recipient (I file his nails, brush his hair, etc.) and hopefully the next step will be his willingness to get a pedi with me, but I'm not sure he'll ever suggest anything girly first.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 8 years
For the most part we don't do girly things together. But, occassionlly he will go with to the mall with me (mostly to ensure i don't buy shoes i don't need lol) but i was able to show him the shoes of my dreams and try them on for him (loubitans) of which he was amazed i could even walk in lol. He just sat there amazed lol. And, he did go bra shopping with me once, but he didn't really want to so I won't ask him again. I was actually clothes shopping but my bra broke and i needed to get a new one so there was no choice. the day i showed him my shoes, i also went in a juicy to see if they had any must haves and he def passed on accompanying me lmao
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
:ROTFL: allourregrets. It's like when we discovered Hell's Kitchen. At first he was like, "Ugh, these shows are so boring." By the end of the first episode, he was hooked.
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 8 years
"the girliest things we do together are watch project runway and go shopping together. (all men secretly love bravo)" OMG! thats too funny. I love PR. I was over at my BFs house the other night, flipping through channels and stopped at project runway, I heard him let out and little groan of dissaproval, but kept watching anyway. By the end of the show he was all "OMG, that dress is hideous! They better eliminate him!" lol
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Nope, he is manly as manly gets. One time, I begged for like 2 hours to put EYELINER on him, and I did, and he complained it was OILY, haha. That was the first and LAST time. Anyway, he and I do not do girly ANYTHING together -- he wont even put on lotion. He went with me to get my brows done ONCE, and winced the entire time.
havok636 havok636 8 years
the girliest things we do together are watch project runway and go shopping together. (all men secretly love bravo)
skigurl skigurl 8 years
we go shopping but not spa stuff
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
My boyfriend comes shopping with me and picks out outfits that he thinks will look hot on me. He has EXCELLENT taste. He also helps me dye my hair because I cant dye my own hair properly. He's still very manly and VERY sexy and I really appreciate his help because when it comes down to it, he's the only one I'm trying to look good for.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I like my manly man too! ALTHOUGH I do pluck my man's nose and eyebrows...I can't stand unrurly brows! And he has HUGE ones!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
WE sometimes flip through my gossip mags in bed together - after he's done with the Economist. Then I torture him by making him choose his favorite outfit on each page. But he humors me. I think boys love drama too, Marni. When I go over to my bf's house (he lives with three other guys) it's like a bachelor pad -but I always catch them deeply engrossed in my girly mags at dinner or in front of the tv.
bbkf bbkf 8 years
I picked "other" because I don't really do any girly stuff at all. I hate shopping, I never get my nails done, I cut my own hair, never been to a spa...just not interesting to me.
Marni7 Marni7 8 years
..well we watch Gossip Girl and the Hills..and go shopping (although he doesnt fully enjoy the shopping experience)..I think he secretly likes watching those girly shows..boys love the drama too lol
ohkate ohkate 8 years
I took him to a spa for the first time in his entire life when we were on our honeymoon. He wasn't altogether against the idea to begin with which was good because he is now open minded enough to consider getting a facial (even though he giggles every time I say the word.) I think he secretly enjoys it, being pampered, changing your look...
C-a-n-d-i C-a-n-d-i 8 years
My boyfriend is very "manly". He works in trades and is very outdoorsy...but he's got a girly side too. Yesterday for instance, we watched Gossip Girl together (which he loves) and last night while watching House, he plucked my eyebrows for me (I have shaky hands) and he got me to put pomade in his hair and try new styles with him. I think he has a really good balance between being my boyfriend, and being my best friend.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
My boyfriend is the outdoorsy manly type but he will still surprise me by doing something supergirly with me. :) I love it! He does my nails for me (he says it's like doing something DIY... getting the finish right...) and he does my french manicure too. :) I've had MANY people compliment me on my nails and ask where I go for them "um... home?" It doesn't detract from his manliness and I would never tell his friends that we sit on the sofa watching movies with the nail varnishes and it's our idea of an awesome night in together. He draws the line at me doing his nails though! I asked and he said only if he can take it off again right after. ;p
graylen graylen 8 years
First off- Marci, I think it is totally adorable that your fiance does your highlights with a paintbrush- too sweet! My SO does girly stuff with me and I occasionally do manly stuff with him (probably not as much as he'd like!) He would get a mani, but despises Target. He spends more time on his hair than I do, but also loves to watch football, hunt, etc. We are a good match.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
MY guy hates shopping... but he does love to be pampered. so for his birthday last year I arranged for a couples instructional massage where we got to take turns touching each other with the guidance of a masseuse. Pure BLISS and he loved it...
kia kia 8 years
My hubby will get "girly" with me sometimes. Actually he has to generally drag me to go shopping more than 90 minutes. I generally urge the face masks. We are tied on getting the other to do a pedicure. I am the spa dork though, not him. I like having that section of queendom.
seraphimm seraphimm 8 years
Face mask in our pjs ;) this week we're buying bath bubbles for a complete at-home spa! woohoo! but yeah... I LOVE LOVE LOVE how my bf is very manly other than when I pamper him. he is so clean and smells fresh all the time, w/out being metro! and that's extremely important to me...
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Not at the spa but we do this type of thing at home to an extent. It's more of me wanting someone to do it with and it's very rare but sometimes I get to give him a facial or something. If I wanted to do this stuff with him he'd do it for me.
jessie jessie 8 years
i would need to take him to the bedroom for a private lesson if my man wanted to get invovled in my girly stuff....i like my men MANLY....:)
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 8 years
The only thing my fiance does with me that's girly is shopping. I love shopping with him because he's got great style.
perfectesque perfectesque 8 years
my hubster is 100 percent m.a.n. so no I dont even want to go there I love my stud!!!! ;)
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Nah. Part of the appeal of the girly stuff, for me, is doing it with girls or by myself as a little indulgent treat. He does like shopping, but unfortunately I don't.
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