Kiwi men are not doing enough around the house to win over their wives and partners, new research suggests, but we are still doing better than our transtasman cousins.Click through for the whole article.
New Zealand ranked ninth-equal out of 13 countries in an Oxford University study that examined how people become more attractive to the opposite sex by helping out with the household chores and looking after the children.
...The website quoted experts who said that women were more attracted to men if they believed they would help around the house and share the childcare.
Relationship expert Janice Davies said ... "There is some of that old school thinking still around, that even though the man is working and the woman is working, that she should be doing all the housework, which is obviously showing up in this survey..."
...Researchers in the study questioned 13,500 men and women aged between 20 and 45 from each country about gender, housework and childcare responsibilities.
Based on their responses, each country was given a rating on an "Egalitarian Index". Women in countries with less equality in the home were found to be between 20 and 50 per cent less likely to settle down with a man.
Someone in my office has helpfully blown it up and put it on our staff room noticeboard!
And here's the accompanying cartoon the Herald has chosen: