Giving and taking is part of the equation in any relationship. In today’s modern world with gender stereotypes being broken down, men are increasingly open to the idea of cooking for their SOs.
After all, why shouldn’t men cook? I mean, preparing and cooking a delicious home cooked meal for your SO is incredibly romantic. From sourcing the best ingredients to serving it up, cooking is literally a labor of love.
Here are just some of the reasons why you should marry a man who cooks for you.
1. A man who cooks is more independent
In the past, women were often expected to cook and clean for their man while he sat in the den reading the paper. Nowadays in the face of changing attitudes, a man who’ll cook for you will more likely view you as his partner and not his mother.
Chances are, a man who’s been brought up learning how to cook has a healthier respect for women. Having dated guys who prided themselves on their lack of experience in the kitchen, I can tell you that macho B.S gets old real fast.
Instead, date a gentleman who treats you like the lady you are. One willing to get his hands dirty and prepares meals for the both of you.
2. Cooking is a sign of love
Believe it or not, having your SO prepare a meal can be a bonding experience for the both of you. When your man cooks for you, he’s fulfilling a survival instinct of providing his loved ones with nourishment. Besides instilling a sense of intimacy and closeness, he’s also serving up a delicious meal.
3. Balance out the chores at home
Tired after a long day at work? Maybe you’re feeling under the weather and just need to be loved. Instead of eating out, you can always get your man to prepare something hearty and delicious for you. With his cooking skills, he’ll have you feeling better in no time.
Of course men will still be men, and for the times he’s watching (or maybe betting on) the NFL, odds are he won’t be very keen to cook. Still, have some empathy for his passion and hobbies, which he should have the same for yours, then you can share the responsibilities in the kitchen on different days.
4. Have an intimate date night without the fuss
Sometimes both of you just need time to one another. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or just looking to have a date, eating out can sometimes be a pain. From parking woes to dodgy restaurant service, wouldn’t it be better if you both sat down to a romantic dinner at home?
You’ll both be able to enjoy an intimate experience from the comfort of your own home over a delicious home cooked meal.
5. You’ll both save money
Eating is an expensive affair so why not just have a meal at home. If the both of you can cook, you’ll be able to exchange kitchen duties and cut down on ordering in. Over time, it’s easier the relationship and your bank account.
6. You’ll be the envy of your friends
Besides looking oh so sexy, a guy who cooks is a real catch in today’s world. Forget gender stereotypes, your girlfriends will literally turn green with envy when they see your Instaperfect posts of your man’s home cooking.
7. He’s more creative
Creativity adds color to any relationship. Cooking is a creative affair which stimulates the mind and chances are, a man who cooks is more adventurous and willing to try new things. Both of which are great for any relationship.
Relationships are a partnership and a two-way street. Be with the guy who completes you and greets you with a delicious breakfast every morning.