Tuesday 6 December 2016

Revealed: 100pc of Irish women think less of a man who can’t light the barbecue

Published 25/06/2015 | 13:08

The survey’s results are said to be linked to traditional ideals which see hunting and cooking meat at an act of manliness.
The survey’s results are said to be linked to traditional ideals which see hunting and cooking meat at an act of manliness.

It seems the ability to turn the heat up and get the summer grill going is a skill admired by Irish women in their potential partners as a new survey has revealed that 100pc of women in Ireland think less of a man who can’t light the barbecue.

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The research found that women believe men are ‘hardwired’ to play with fire and bang out the burgers, but all of the respondents in the survey revealed that they would be turned off by a guy who couldn’t start the grill.

The survey found that 55pc of Irish women believe that barbecuing meat is a man’s prerogative during an al fresco event, while 81pc of Irish women admitted that they were left to take care of the side-dishes during the long summer evenings.

The survey’s results are said to be linked to traditional ideals which see hunting and cooking meat as an act of manliness.

The research conducted by Iceland surveyed over 150 Irish men and women about their summer get-togethers and found that as the years move on Ireland is becoming more adventurous with barbecuing.

More than 46pc of Irish barbecue-rs admitted to grilling untraditional things on their barbecues such as kangaroo, ostrich and boar, which all feature in new products by Iceland Ireland.

Ron Metcalfe, Managing Director of Iceland Ireland, said: ‘’We were really surprised at some of the statistics in the research on men and women’s BBQ habits.

“It’s great to see so many Irish people have a passion for cooking and enjoying a BBQ though, despite our unpredictable summer weather,” he said.

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