Girls just want to have fun, and preferably without their husband in tow.
A third of married women have a better time with their mates than with their other halves, a poll found.
They also take more care about their appearance when going out with friends and end up spending more money than if they were with their husband.
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Most said they would rather spend time relaxing with a friend and catching up on girly gossip than go out as a couple.
And they certainly prefer to go shopping with their girlfriends rather than their partner because they say they offer better, more trustworthy advice.