DOING household chores is a far better way to woo a woman than giving chocolate or flowers, a survey has said…..
Just under half of the females surveyed by appliance group DeLonghi said helping around the house was the way to their heart admitting they’d be more impressed if their partner did the ironing than took them for a weekend away or a romantic candlelit dinner.
The results come alongside the revelation that women spend 5472 hours of their lives ironing, compared with 4680 hours for men, reports the Austrailian publication, The Daily Mail.
A psychologist said the findings showed women were looking for a man willing to be more active in the household.
“Many women are still working the double shift, doing the household chores and having a career, whereas men still have a working role primarily,” he said. “What women obviously want to see is somebody who will do the chores but also have an active domestic role in the family.”
DeLonghi spokesperson Kate Rolton said: “Modern men are clearly missing a trick. If they take a little more time to help out their partners with the ironing, they will reap the rewards in the long run and earn a lot of brownie points.”
Taking the trash out was another good way of staying out of the doghouse.
A further 19 per cent said they’d be impressed if their other half did the laundry.
To show men how it’s done, DeLonghi has called upon Richard Lee, who earned himself a place in Guinness World Records for ironing non-stop for 10 hours.
The 60-year-old German, who can press a shirt to perfection in just two and a half minutes, will be tackling some freshly washed laundry in London.