Married Generation X Men More Likely to Cook Than Previous Generations

C. Price

Today’s married men are cooking significantly more than their fathers and grandfathers, according to new research.

One recent report coming out of the University of Michigan found married Generation X men not only cook more than their fathers, they also participate in every aspect of the meal, including grocery shopping.

After studying 3,000 young men over a 25-year period, researchers found modern men prepare an average of eight meals a week and go to the grocery store more than once a week.

Generation X men also cook meals for themselves and their guests at least once a month, and they discuss food and/or cooking with their friends about six times a month.


“Married Generation X men not only cook more, they

also participate in every aspect of the meal.”

The new research also suggests modern married men do more household chores in general, including child-oriented tasks such as bathing their children.

Data from The Generation X Report also noted modern men are more likely to watch cooking shows on TV, search for food-related information online and read magazine articles on cooking every month.

However, while Generation X men are cooking more than their fathers and grandfathers, the research found Generation X women still shoulder more food-related responsibilities, with married modern women preparing 51 meals compared to a man’s 34, grocery shopping seven times a month compared to a man’s five and cooking 10-12 meals a week compared to a man’s eight.

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