A suc­cess­ful mod­ern man? Dad who does chores

Daily Express - - NEWS - By News Re­porter

BE­ING able to cook, hav­ing a loving fam­ily and be­ing good at house­work are abil­i­ties men should have if they are to be con­sid­ered suc­cess­ful in 21st cen­tury life, ac­cord­ing to a study re­leased yesterday.

A poll of 2,000 peo­ple found that the def­i­ni­tion of suc­cess does not nec­es­sar­ily in­clude tra­di­tion­ally mas­cu­line jobs. More than half those polled rely on the older gen­er­a­tion to help them with prac­ti­cal tasks such as putting up shelves and chang­ing car tyres.

When it comes to life skills, men ad­mit to be­ing poor at man­ag­ing fi­nances, ne­go­ti­at­ing with trades­men and be­ing the bread­win­ner for their fam­ily when com­pared with their fa­ther, the re­search com­mis­sioned by la­belling com­pany Nametags found. Women, on the other hand, wish that their other halves were as good at be­ing ro­man­tic, chival­rous and well­groomed as pre­vi­ous gen­er­a­tions.

The mod­ern man has more suc­cess than their pre­de­ces­sors when it comes to house­hold chores. As many as 85 per cent say they are bet­ter than their fathers at cook­ing, food shop­ping or do­ing house­work.

Men and women agree the mod­ern man is more in touch with his emo­tions than his fa­ther. Talk­ing openly about feel­ings is con­sid­ered one of the most im­por­tant skills re­quired to be an ac­com­plished man. More than a third of adults agree that be­ing open about men­tal health is es­sen­tial. Be­ing a good fa­ther (36 per cent), be­ing happy (35 per cent), hav­ing great man­ners (33 per cent) and con­fi­dence (33 per cent) are all con­sid­ered key.

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