Do or Don’t: Buying Your Guy’s Boxers

A recent study said that men who are in serious relationships leave their underwear-buying up to their significant others. Do you shop for your guy’s boxers (or briefs)?

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According to a recent study by British retailer Debenhams, they found that until men are about 19, they let their moms buy their underwear, and then between the ages of 19 and 23, they typically buy their own underwear to make sure it’s acceptable for any potential dates. And the final discovery? Men usually stop shopping for their underwear completely once they’re in a serious relationship because they let their girlfriends do the honors.

My favorite quote from the article is from Rob Faucherand, Debenhams Head of Men’s Accessories Buying. He says:

“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. 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.”

I couldn’t help but laugh when I read that. We’re always over-analyzing if a guy is “The One,” but according to this research, all you have to do is open your guy’s underwear drawer and count the pairs—or if he asks you to pick up some extra boxers on your way home because he ran out and doesn’t want to do the laundry, you can assume you’re in a serious relationship!

What do you think? If you buy your guy’s underwear, does that mean you’re “The One,” and do you think there’s any truth to the “31 pair” findings? Do you shop for your guy’s boxers?

P.S. Do you prefer boxers or briefs? Click here to see what guys really think about your underwear, and check out this homage to tighty whities!

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