Archive | July 22, 2008

Women Want Flowers, Men Want Sex…

Women Want Flowers, Men Want Sex…
By Heidi Richards Mooney

So says the survey in recognition of National Doghouse Repairs Month® and National Get out of the Doghouse Day® we conducted at Eden Florist & Gift Baskets in Miramar, Florida. According to the survey “talking it out” is still the best way that men and women get out of the doghouse. However, when it came to individual responses, they each had very different answers and strategies for settling their differences, some more creative than others. One woman responded, “that’s easy, women want flowers, men want sex!

Of the 1,000+ men and women surveyed, men between the ages of 26 and 50 said they were in the doghouse more often than their significant other. Most men said they were in the doghouse an average of 4 to 6 times a year compared to women who responded once a year or less. While the results may not be surprising to some, (many women thought it was obvious that “men are in the doghouse more often than women“) men say that sometimes they don’t even know how they got there in the first place!

My staff and I found it entertaining and fun to discover what lengths people would go to get out of the doghouse. For example, some of the responses men gave were to “buy her flowers, a card, jewelry or something expensive; beg like a dog; cook her dinner; and even apologize.” Some men think they are always in the doghouse, and a few even answered that they are never in the doghouse. The ones who said never, also admitted that they had been in several relationships and had learned from their past mistakes.

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