I notice people when I'm shopping. Some, like me, are there alone. Others have their partners with them. Some of the couples are obviously shopping together, picking things out together, and working as a team. Other couples obviously have one person in charge, and their partners are obviously less than thrilled to be there. Their main purpose appears to be to push the cart or hold the merchandise.
I don't grocery shop with my husband often. I can get in and out of the store more quickly on my own, and I'm perfectly capable of pushing my own cart. And I always end up buying more when he's there to throw more stuff in the cart, lol!
On occasion he does come clothes shopping with me, and we usually end up having fun with the process. And, he usually urges me to get more stuff than I planned on buying. (Can you tell who's the spender and who's the saver in our relationship?!)
Anyway, do you want to be with your SO when you are shopping?
Or are you the partner who gets dragged along?