Essay on Gender Differences in Shopping

1346 WordsFeb 16, 20106 Pages
Gender Differences in Shopping Gender differences in humans can be observed everywhere; one of the most noticeable differences is an activity that many people participate in - shopping. I personally enjoy shopping even though I don’t have a lot of time to do so. When I shop, I like to go with my friends because sometimes their opinion on what I’m shopping for matters to me. I find it interesting to see that men and women have completely different shopping habits even though when it comes down to shopping for the same items. There are many companies that observe the shopping behaviour of consumers and analyze the information to give retailers a better idea of changes they can make to draw more customers in, to make them stay longer…show more content…
This reflects to modern day shopping habits where men know exactly what they’re looking for. I also notice that when there are comfortable couches in retail stores, 99% of the time the person that occupies the seat is a male. This shows that men have less patience and likes to spend less time when it comes to shopping; they’re more there to buy and not shop. Also what I have noticed is that men tend to not like to go shopping alone with their kids either. I’ve seen very impatient fathers at the mall when shopping with the family numerous times. This brings me back to my theory because back when men were hunters, they did not take the children with them either because it was dangerous and there was a very high chance for the children to be hurt. On the other hand, the women were classified as gatherers. The women gathered vegetables, fruits, plants, and numerous other things. When the women went to gather, they would go in groups and it would become more of a social event as well. Often the women would also bring the children along. Today, women tend to go shopping in a group because it is more of a social event, a time to bond with your friends and chit chat and catch up. For example, when I shop with my friends, we would take our time walking slowly, go check out most of the stores and look at almost everything inside the store. I enjoy taking several outfits into the dressing room to try on. All outfits may be the
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