From pretending to be sick, doing a bad job on purpose, or inventing a work task, new research shows the majority of chore-doing Americans have given their partner one of these excuses to get out of doing housework according to a Yelp poll. Of those who do housework, two-thirds (67 percent) admitted that they and/or their partner have done a poor job in the hope of getting out of doing it again. Results found men were more likely than women to be guilty of making an effort to get out of their share of the chores (28 percent vs. 21 percent) – and men were also shown to be more willing to take extreme measures to avoid chores. Why 67% of Americans do chores incorrectly on purpose. Over a third (37 percent) of chore-doing respondents would be willing to give up alcohol forever if it meant they would never have to do housework again and a fifth would completely give up sex, with men more likely to do either.
- What would you be willing to give up in your relationship to never have to do chores?