Men prefer to share domestic cleaning tasks, research shows
26/06/2012Men prefer to share domestic cleaning tasks with their female partners, new findings suggest.
A study by Cambridge University discovered that disagreements are reduced and the general atmosphere of a home is improved when men take a more proactive role in maintaining their house, reports the Daily Mail.
The research found that husbands and boyfriends feel guilty when they do not carry out their share of domestic cleaning around the home.
"Contrary to expectations, men, not women, benefited from a less traditional gender role divide in household chores.
"This suggests that men may be uncomfortably conscious of work getting in the way of their doing a fair share of the chores at home, whereas women have been doing a double shift," the study noted.
The research also found that men prefer a quiet life where they have to carry out tasks around the home as opposed to a noisier one with a dissatisfied partner.
Summer could be the ideal time for men to get stuck into domestic cleaning, as residents will want to ensure that their home is in good condition ahead of potential gatherings.
While the weather is unsettled at the moment, homeowners will be keen to invite friends round once conditions improve.
Posted by Adam Smith