London - Millions of men are completely clueless when it comes to choosing a Christmas gift for their significant other, a new survey has found.
Thirty-nine percent have no idea what their wives’ bra size is, while another 23 percent don’t know what dress size she takes.
Most shamefully of all, 12 percent don’t even know their other halves’ date of birth.
The study, conducted by UK beauty retailer Superdrug, also found that 40 percent of couples have fallen out because the man has forgotten – or not bothered to ask – about things he ought to know.
As a result, 12 percent of women have had to return a gift they didn’t like because their partner hadn’t bothered to pay attention.
“There are some basic details men should really know about their partner – in particular, eye colour and natural hair colour,” said Gemma Mason, marketing manager for the company.
“Men can be forgiven for not knowing their partner’s cellphone number off by heart but it’s not difficult to take a look on their dressing table to see what perfume they’re using.
“Christmas shouldn’t be fraught because a woman receives a gift that makes her feel she’s a stranger to her partner.”
Anything that involves dates causes major problems, with a third of the men surveyed confessing to being unable to remember the day they met their wife or girlfriend.
Twenty percent of men had no idea what their partner’s best friend is called and the same number admitted they didn’t know whether their significant other suffered from allergies. Her favourite song or film also baffled most of the male respondents.
Although the men were hapless when it came to remembering their partner’s likes and dislikes, more than three quarters of men said their wife or girlfriend would probably know everything about them. – Daily Mail
WHAT MEN DIDN’T KNOW
1. Cellphone number, 54 percent
2. Bra size, 39 percent
3. Favourite perfume, 34 percent
4. Favourite clothes shop, 24 percent
5. Shoe size, 23 percent
6. Dress size, 23 percent
7. Underwear size, 20 percent
8. Date of birth, 12 percent
9. Natural hair colour, 11 percent
10. Job title, 10 percent