In a recent artcle in The Canton, Ohio Repository online dating service Match.com gave some tips for relationship partners who are searching for the perfect gift for their partner. According to the article:
"If you think a gift is just a gift, think again.
“The messages you send with gift giving are subject to all sorts of interpretations,” explained Sue Roxburgh, associate professor of sociology at Kent State University. “The fact is, gift giving involves a sense of obligation, and there are power issues as well, especially with gender differences.”
"Give your lady lingerie, and she may be shocked. Give your beau a too-romantic gift, and he could bolt.
"With all that in mind, it’d be easy to break under the pressure. But knowing what to give your significant other — regardless of how significant — doesn’t have to be that difficult."
For tips on making your holiday purchase perfect, read the entire article.