Originally Posted by aelle
You know, I hear that a lot, but I'd be hard pressed to point to any guy over 18 in my life who's actually like that. I know plenty who don't like to do it or don't want to do it, but none that can't actually heat a can of beans or wash their laundry. Did these guys go straight from living with their mother to living with their girlfriends?
Sure, it's not every guy out there who is like this. I'm sure they need to learn to do all these things when at uni and travelling etc. My father has always done his own washing and ironing, and cooked at times...sometime better than mum. He lived on his own for 4 days out of the week commuting interstate for work the whole time we were growing up though, so he pretty much had to
I've heard so many women go on about how hopeless their men are and how they never do anything, though I suppose it's true that I haven't seen them in their daily lives together so I couldn't say for sure, and I haven't heard the men's side of things either.
I've met some men who share household stuff and cook, and I've had a couple of boyfriends who did cook.
Actually, now that I really think about it, I've known some men who do actually share the load, and some who don't.
I guess it's a cultural thing as well, in some cases. Many Italian mamma's raise their boys like they are little princes and do everything for them, and the girls are trained to do everything from a young age, when it comes to household stuff. I think it happens in Greek families to some extent as well, and maybe other ethnicities...
So yeah, you're right. It might not happen as much as I recall it was happening back when I was 18 and having all these thoughts from observing the boys I did know. Things are changing so much.