Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Why underpants matter

Some girls get stomach butterflies by hearing "I love you."

Other female hearts flutter while buying a boyfriend a new pair of boxers.

The second camp? They might not be that crazy, this Reuters article notes. The piece includes perhaps the best headline ever: "If he lets you buy his underpants, you're 'The One.'"

An excerpt:

"Our research shows that you can tell when a man is looking for a partner by the number of new underpants they buy for themselves," said Debenhams Head of Men's Accessories Buying, Rob Faucherand.

"If he buys more than 31 pairs every year then he's either still trying desperately to impress the woman in his life -- or else she's not The One."

However, Faucherand said that if your man seldom goes to the underwear section on his own, and instead assumes that you will choose for him, then you can be certain that your relationship is in a very stable phase.


As much as I want to buy this theory, I have to wonder: Are guys really THAT willing to let someone else control their underwear shopping?

I wouldn't do it. There are important issues of fit, color and elasticity involved.

Then again, maybe men aren't as picky with their undergarments.

Are they?

(via Jezebel)