In any successful relationship, men rely on the abilities that women bring to the table. Let’s face it, even though most men show some interest in home decoration and planning meals, these are areas where women typically excel. This doesn’t mean that men can’t do the job, it’s just not a burning desire. Men would rather tackle the more “manly” everyday chores. So what does a woman expect from the man in her life to be able to do? We’ve compiled a list of the top things every man should be able to do, or at the very least, be familiar with.
That’s right. From filling up an empty gas tank to setting up the right temperature for perfectly cooked burgers, you want your woman to be totally impressed. Learn how to grill fish so it doesn’t fall apart, or steep a serving of sweet corn with lime wrapped in foil. There are no limits here to impressing your better half. Or (hopefully) future squeeze…
Handling Four On The Floor
Unless your woman lives to drive a sports car, this is something she will defer to you. Whether you’re exploring the offloads on a jeep excursion or simply scooting around town with the top down, she’ll get a thrill driving with a man who knows how to handle a stick…
Change That Tire
We all know that this is something women should be able to do, but let’s face it, when you’re both together, it’s you, bud, who’s going to have to know how to get down and dirty on the street.
Drill Me A Hole
Yup. You better have an A+ in operating a drill. There are framed pictures to be hung, mirrors to balance and don’t forget fences to reinforce! Bonus Tip… Skip the vacuuming – Use a piece of painter’s tape to catch the dust!
Calling Doctor Fixit
The appliance breaks down, the lamp just went kaput, the vac sucks (and not in a good way)… So, who you gonna call? Sure, a professional would be best, but guys need to learn some diagnostic work. Who knows, you may be able to resuscitate that sucker, save some money and enjoy that beautiful smile (and whatever else follows) from your significant other.
We know, you didn’t sign up for the job, but who’s gonna do it if not you? Eventually everyone gets some IKEA type of furniture. Better buy some knee pads…
Mow That Lawn
One day you will own a big house with a big lawn and someone’s going to need to do some minor landscaping. Sure, if you can afford a big house and big lawn you should be able to afford a weekly visit from a competent gardener, but that’s not what a frugal lady will want. Besides, she’ll want you off your butt to get some exercise.
Know Where You Are
If you’re a typical guy who never asks for directions, better brush up your skill to read a map, use a GPS or have an innate sense of direction.
Digging Out The Car
Unless you’re in the deep south, you’ll be surprised after a day of indoor shopping how snow can ambush and bury your car. If you find it, better know how to shovel, lay down some salt, stone or kitty litter to set yourself free. After that – it’s plain old brute force. Or sketchy driving techniques…
Defending Your Lady
Look, it’s a crazy world out there with weird people and strange tempers. It’s good to feel confident that your lady feels secure when she’s with you. And a Magic Hammer always helps…