Why He’s Horrible at Shopping

If you’re still with your guy via online dating sites, then you might not be exchanging gifts this year. But if you ever have in the past, or if you’re planning to in the future, you should know exactly why guys are sometimes horrible at buying the ladies in their lives great gifts.

By and large, men start out with great intentions. They really want to wow you and knock your socks off with the gift idea. But somewhere between what they want for you and what they want for them, things get a little twisted. The end result can sometimes be a shoddy gift.

Not every piece of dating site advice is about dating. Check out a few reasons why guys gift bad gifts.

Internet options

In today’s modern age, a lot of guys choose to shop for you via the Internet. This can be good, but it can also be really bad. With the vast array of options out there, they often forget what you want and buy something different, or they can’t find it and try to get the next best thing. Any way you slice it, it can lead to a bad gift.

The selfish bone

Guys often think it’s perfectly acceptable to buy you something that they’ll also enjoy. They might pick up The Expendables on DVD, only because they want to watch it. Sure, they want to watch it with you, but it’s much more for them than you.

Late bloomer

There’s just something programmed deep in the minds of guys that lead them to think they can shop on the 23rd and still find something great. These last-minute store blazers usually find only the bottom-shelf crap, and thus offer up bad gifts.

Pocket change

Sometimes a man’s intentions are larger than his wallet, and he has to pick up a generic gift because he can’t afford anything great. This is especially true in these tough economic times.