Gentlemen help me out. This has happened a few times: While speaking with someone (either salesgirls, office personnel, etc.) they would mention something like, "oh your girlfriend would like that", or "maybe for your wife", or something similar and my initial feeling was as if they had paid me a compliment; I felt good about it. On none of the occasons did I correct them, in fact, I usually just agreed and left it at that. I'm not butch although I'm not effete either (except for my man-bag collection, haha!). Has anyone else ever had this quite strange feeling; being proud of something you're not?