Third of British men don”t know partner”s dress size… but more than three-quarters can name bra measurements
If you asked for a new dress for Christmas but your other half buys you lacy lingerie, it is not necessarily a come on… he might just be sticking to the safe option.
A survey has revealed that men are more likely to know their partners” bra measurements than the size of their clothes.
More than a third of British men don’t know what dress size their wife or girlfriend wears. But more than three-quarters were able to name her bra size.
Not interested: A third of men do not know what size clothes their partners wear
Five hundred male shoppers were asked about their Christmas gift intentions for their partners in a poll conducted for online fashion accessories retailer AnjliLondon.com.
Thirty-six per cent of the men admitted to not knowing their other half’s dress size.
A further 15 per cent were unable to name their partner’s shoe size and 88 per cent admitted to buying the wrong size gift for their partner in the past.
Stable size: Seventy-seven per cent said they could name their partner”s bra size with confidence – because it never changes
However, 77 per cent said they could nametheir partner’s bra size with confidence – with many of the men questioned stating this was a constant which was not subject to fluctuations in the same way as other measurements.
One of the men questioned said: “My wife’s always on a diet of some kind or other and her dress size seems to vary from a 10 to a 14.
“So if I’m buying her some clothes I’ll always ask her sister to find out what her size is so she doesn’t suspect I’m buying her a gift.
“Either that or I’ll pick up some lingerie as I know she’s always a 36C.”
A spokeswoman for AnjliLondon.com said: “This definitely confirms what most women assume about their partner. There is nothing worse than receiving a beautiful cashmere jumper that is two sizes too big.
WHAT DO THEY KNOW
36 per cent of men admitted to not knowing their other half’s dress size15 per cent of the respondents were unable to name their partner’s shoe size
88 per cent admitted to buying the wrong size gift for their partner in the pastBut 77 per cent said they could nametheir partner’s bra size
“It seems that men just can’t help focusing on some parts of their partner’s bodies more than others.
“It’s also interesting that men believe that women’s bra sizes aren’t as changeable as other measurements.”
She said that many men fail to realise their partners often needed different size tops and bottoms with, for example, a woman taking size 12 trousers but a size 10 blouse.
She said: “Women want their partner to know the little things, such as dress size.
“Not knowing tells us that you are not listening to us or that the details of our lives aren’t important enough for you to remember.”