A Man Who Can Use Power Tools… Is That A Bonus?
While cleaning out my girlfriend’s garage this morning my skills as a manly man were quite lacking. From spacial orientation to the proper use of a wet-vac, my dysfunction was quite obvious when it comes to manual labor. Let’s face it, I’m not one of those “fix it” kinda guys. Changing a light bulb is all I’m good for. My only real asset is the ability to do heavy lifting given my 6’2″ 225 lbs. frame.
After posting this on my Facebook wall, a lively discussion took off about men who are handy around the house. The general consensus was that men who are able to fix things and who are handy were far more attractive than their counterparts.
So let me ask you, what male attributes are really important in relationship? Is it integrity? Honesty? Generosity? Listening? Communicating? Partnership?
What about the men whose actions match their words? How about the men who call when they say they are going to call? What about the men who plan dates? How about men who are committed to partnership?
What is a manly man? Can it be a man who can hold you when you are feeling down? Can it be a man who will stand by your side when you are in pain? Can it be a man who knows when you need a hug?
These days what constitutes a manly man in relationship, integrity and honesty or does he also need to be proficient using power-tools?
My hope is that a man who shows up present is truly sexy and a man who knows how to fix things is just a bonus.