Phone Topic: Wives Dread the Spouse/Handyman

Posted on March 24, 2011


In a poll of nearly 2000 women, almost half reported “dreading” their husband or boyfriend taking on any sort of home improvement task. Nearly 60% said they can only rely on their partner for the most basic of tasks.

Asked about individual projects, 57% said they could not count on their significant other to handle any sort of kitchen remodel, 47% said tiling a bathroom was out of range, 43% said laying flooring is out. One out of three even said their guy could not handle replacing a plug socket or hanging wallpaper.

A quarter of the women also believe that their man will press on with projects regardless of his ability and would never admit to a lack of skills regardless of the potential for disaster.