The Data Doesn’t Lie . . . Men Just Aren’t Handy Anymore
Our grandfathers would whip us raw if they knew how many of us have plumbers, electricians, and semi-legal immigrant handymen on speed dial.
The data doesn’t lie: A new study has found that today’s men aren’t even CLOSE to being as handy as men were 40 years ago.
In 1970, 71% of men said they could handle any do-it-yourself project. Today, only 44% of men have that kind of confidence.
There are two main reasons that our handiness is going down. One, as fathers become less handy, the skills aren’t getting passed down. And two, over the past few decades, learning technology skills has become far more valuable.
The survey also predicts that at this rate, by 2048, men who can handle any home do-it-yourself project will be EXTINCT.