Although the dividing line between men’s and women’s roles in relationships has evolved significantly, women still want a guy who knows his way around a toolbox, can fix things, and improve the quality of life within a home. Contrary to popular opinion, being ‘Mr. Fix It’ isn’t always about fixing broken things; it’s also about preventing broken objects and processes within the home, from reducing power bill costs to building a new wall in a safe manner. Take the quiz below to see if you truly fit the bill of a handyman in the eyes of your significant other.
10. If your wife/girlfriend catches you watching episodes of 'Home Improvement', how is she most likely to respond?
Although most men overestimate their own masculinity, they're even more likely to overestimate their
9. When the garbage disposal is broken in your home, which of the following is your wife/girlfriend most likely to do?
8. Which of the following is your favorite kind of yard work?
7. Between you and your wife/girlfriend, who pays the utilities bill most frequently?
Please select 2 correct answers
6. Which of the following is your most used item in your garage?
5. Which of the following most closely resembles your identity in the eyes of others?
4. Which of these options best describes your relationship with DIY (do it yourself) projects at home?
3. Which of the following most closely resembles your attitude on consumption?
2. Which of these household home improvement tools is most like you?
1. When/if your girlfriend or wife talks with you about money, which position are you most likely to take?
Please select 2 correct answers
Quiz: Are You Enough of a Handyman/Mr. Fix It for Your Wife or Girlfriend?
Congratulations, you're a Mr. Fix It handyman extraordinaire!
You know your way around a toolbox and have the right motivations for improving your home, but you are also tactful and know when something is beyond the scope of your Mr. Fix it capabilities. If you haven't already implemented solar for your home, your manly wisdom gives you the discernment necessary to call the people who can make that home improvement project a possibility.
You're not the sharpest tool in the toolbox, but you are more of a Mr. Fix It than 50% of guys.
You're shooting par for the course here. However, ironically, part of being a handyman is preventing problems before they arise. For instance, preventing large power bills with solar power before these bills wind up in your mailbox. With some preventative maintenance work on your home, you can become a handyman.
Uh-oh, your wife or girlfriend may want you to improve your handiness
You are not very well versed in the tools of the Mr. Fix It trade, which may make romance a bit more difficult for you. A good first step to improving your resourcefulness in fixing stuff is to begin with the large power bills you pay: Show your significant other you can make smart investments by opting into solar for your home, and she'll recognize the impact your follow-through and thriftiness can have.
“Go Solar installed my system in less than half a day, and other than all of the new electronics on my roof I wouldn't have known they had been there! The system is all ready to go, I am just waiting for RMP to install the net meter so I can start producing some clean energy.”
- Peter Simon
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