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35 year old man I'm seeing doesn't know how to plumb a washing machine in. Would this be a turn off to you?!

(174 Posts)
yourcolourgrey Thu 02-Jul-15 15:37:20

This made me feel weird about him. Completely over the top, I know. But does anyone else think this is un-sexy? Or is it just me?

PotteringAlong Thu 02-Jul-15 15:38:14

I'm 35 and I don't know how to plumb a washing machine in

Lottapianos Thu 02-Jul-15 15:38:40

Wouldn't bother me at all. I wouldnt 'have a clue where to start so wouldn't expect him to either

Rummikub Thu 02-Jul-15 15:38:48

No because I could it myself grin

Lottapianos Thu 02-Jul-15 15:39:09

And I'm 35 too smile

Bant Thu 02-Jul-15 15:39:54

Do you know how to crochet a quilt, bake an apple pie and do the ironing?

Stop being so sexist

SaulGood Thu 02-Jul-15 15:40:08

I'm not sure I understand.

Is there some kind of implication that all men should be able to plumb in appliances in order to be sexy or is this a universal thing? Are women equally unsexy if they've never done a bit of plumbing?

I couldn't care less about anybody's plumbing credentials. Unless they're a plumber.

DadOnIce Thu 02-Jul-15 15:40:23

Imagine a man posting:

"35-year-old woman I'm seeing doesn't know how to bake a cake. Would this be a turn-off for you? This made me feel weird about her. Completely over the top, I know. But does anyone else think this is un-sexy? Or is it just me?"

I think you know the answer.

KoalaDownUnder Thu 02-Jul-15 15:40:51

Huh? confused

I'm trying, and failing, to imagine my sexual attraction to someone being affected by their plumbing skills.

FrozenAteMyDaughter Thu 02-Jul-15 15:42:36

Blimey. I am wayyyy older than that and I wouldn't have a scooby.

Surely it is more important what he can do rather than what he can't? Plumbing a washing machine in is a fairly rarely required skill in most households. Cleaning the loo on the other hand....

MadisonMontgomery Thu 02-Jul-15 15:43:03

Why would you need to know how to plumb in a washing machine, they do it for you when you buy it!

PointyBirds Thu 02-Jul-15 15:43:07

Do you know how to plumb a washing machine in? I don't but I imagine if I needed to I would read the instructions/look it up online.

Is there any reason you think this is essential knowledge in a partner?

OneDayWhenIGrowUp Thu 02-Jul-15 15:44:33

Why did you feel the need to name change to post this, OP?

If you're being serious, then no I don't think plumbing skills have any bearing on sex appeal and yes, it is just you.

However I don't actually think you're being serious, rather posting goady sexist twaddle to provoke a reaction from MNers.

socksandsandels Thu 02-Jul-15 15:44:59

In the grand scheme of all the things that he could be or do, no it would not turn me off!

HellonHeels Thu 02-Jul-15 15:45:09


I paid John Lewis to arrange my new one to be plumbed in. I didn't find the man doing it sexy in the least.

Anniegetyourgun Thu 02-Jul-15 15:45:29

Plumbing... sexy? confused Is that the only thing he needs to be able to do or do you keep a list?

Perhaps you should date a dalek.

SaulGood Thu 02-Jul-15 15:45:37

Madison, I've always plumbed in my own washing machines. The delivery people have only ever plonked the machine in the kitchen.

I think the first time I did it, I may have looked closely at the machine, browsed the instructions and got on with it. How sexy am I, eh?

nemno Thu 02-Jul-15 15:47:28

I like a domestically capable man but don't necessarily expect him to arrive with an entire repertoire of expertise. He'd better be up for doing it with me and capable of remembering how so that he can do it next time with or without my help.

I expect my sons can do it or would want to research and do it, they are in their 20s. Just saying no and not trying would put me off.

PurpleSwift Thu 02-Jul-15 15:47:30

Maybe you should date a plumber if that's your thing.

NRomanoff Thu 02-Jul-15 15:48:40

I have no clue how to do this, don't think dh does either. This is the first house we have owned, all the others were rented and had washing machines already in.

When this one was delivered, the builders (new estate still bein built and builders helped me lift it in) plumbed it in for us.

All a bit of a non issue. Dh knows I don't cook, really dislike he does it. Can't imagine him tellinge it was a turn off.

Lovingfreedom Thu 02-Jul-15 15:49:19

I agree OP...LTB

coffeeisnectar Thu 02-Jul-15 15:50:21

Maybe the ops been watching German porn where the plumber always has a very large tool.

TheFillyjonk Thu 02-Jul-15 15:50:56

Is "plumbing a washing machine in"
some kind of euphemism? grin

Seriously, it shouldn't matter to you at all. If the need for an ability to perform domestic handiwork outshines his other qualities, then he's probably not a keeper.

lljkk Thu 02-Jul-15 15:51:57

Everyone should know how to change a washer on a leaky tap. I had to teach DH grin.

Spell99 Thu 02-Jul-15 15:52:09

Meh! tell him to hand in his Mancard. Not for not knowing! but for not just reading the instructions and blagging it.

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