Hey, Big Spender
Women may complain that men are so hard to shop for, but could he be the one who's actually stressing over your holiday gift? A new study
from Cupid.com suggests that guys are more likely than women to shell out the big bucks on presents when they're in a new relationship
These men expect more from their new gal too—but they may be disappointed. The study found that 5 percent of women would spend more than $100 on their new partner, whereas 22 percent of men say they'd splurge for their new girlfriend.
So are we ladies just being cheap, or are guys being indulgent? Probably the latter; guys tend to use that first gift as a measure of their devotion—which would explain why 15 percent of men said they would end the relationship (!) if their new significant other didn't spend enough on them, compared to 11 percent of women who said a gift's price tag might be a deal breaker. Whatever happened to "it's the thought that counts"?