Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Real men hold purses

Honey, will you hold my purse for a minute?

Answer carefully. Your response could determine your relationship's future.

Here, dating experts Em and Lo explain why a guy's willingness to hold his girlfriend's handbag -- even temporarily -- can be an important relationship litmus test. An excerpt:

When she asks him to hold her pastel pink pocketbook while she either pees, dances to “It’s Raining Men” with the girls, or holds back her friend’s hair while she pukes, does he adamantly refuse, does he hold it at arm’s length like it’s a soiled diaper, or does he slip it over his shoulder with an affable grin?

Dating blogs aren't alone in drawing attention to the importance of purse-holding.

Check out this poignant article from the Boston Globe, in which a breast cancer doctor details the relationship lessons she's learned from men who hold their wives' purses during radiation treatments.

Tell me, guys: Are you afraid to hold a woman's purse?