Originally Posted by maccheese
...Also, if cooking is a lifetime skill, how come more men don't willingly do it. They really wait on the woman, either eat out, or don't eat at all (I've gotten this testimony from some wives.)
I do it, and willingly, almost always. Ever since I was 14. When I don't make my own meals I either have to go buy something at a store or restaurant. My wife used to cook once or twice a month. She also never sat down to eat the many wonderful meals I make - I am not necessarily a great cook, and was a VERY picky eater as a child so don't have the most developed palatte, but I do take pride in making something that tastes good. She always complained that she doesn't like her food hot, so she would do her own thing as I ate, tried in futility to get my son to sit at the table and then after it went cold she would nuke it and have it hot (and soggy, mushy, dried out etc) anyway. It erks me too, to see guys that expect their wives to make all their meals, and complain when it isn't good, but for so long (my whole adult life it seems) I've also been longing for a woman (besides my mom or grandma) to make me a good meal for once. Would also be nice to have a partner to sit with who enjoys my delicious food.