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I love hanging out in my garage making and fixing things. The hours just roll by.
Do women have anything like a "man cave?"

soquel 6 July 29

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Oh yeah, lol.

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I live alone. I have a craft room in my apartment but the projects usually spill out to the living room.

Sorcha Level 6 July 30, 2018
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I have a crafts and art space.

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My whole house

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Having separate bedrooms takes care of that. 😉

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Can you come to my house and hang out and fix things?

We can talk about it my rates are reasonable

Oops I just Googled your profile... Illinois really... I'm afraid my travel charge would be just ridiculous..... but if I'm ever back that way ..........

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Yeah I was a warranty manager for many years for a construction company went and saw thousands of couples and how they lived the woman's man cave is the entire house that's why the man has to have a man cave

In other words, she had no privacy.

@VictoriaNotes in my experience it was the guy that felt compressed and had no privacy

@Drsmash253 In my experience, my partners had more (me time), privacy and control of the remote control. Lol

@VictoriaNotes well you know what they say there's an exception to every rule I just had to see so many couples and go into so many homes that I'm just going on a general statistic but of course you have to take everything in life on a case-by-case basis

@VictoriaNotes well you know what they say there's an exception to every rule I just had to see so many couples and go into so many homes that I'm just going on a general statistic but of course you have to take everything in life on a case-by-case basis

@Drsmash253 Understable and I concur. I still think it's likely women have less privacy. @Carin explained better than I did:

"Everyone else uses that space too though. Not at all the same. Not to mention the lack of privacy & constant interruptions by helpless people needing stuff."

@VictoriaNotes I keep stealing this saying but ultimately it's always the truth for me. I may not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it

@Drsmash253 Ditto. I was reading an article recently where a guy (Dr. Tristan Bridges -- assistant professor of sociology) did research on man caves and their purpose, and he said that the men tended to say that women had plenty of spaces and yet what he found was that these were spaces relegated to domestic work, not leisure. I concur with his findings.

"When I’ve asked straight men what role a man cave plays in their relationship, the most common answer I get is, “I feel like the whole house is hers. And this is a space for me.” When I follow up with, “Okay, but do you think she has spaces in the house as well?” They typically respond, “Absolutely! She has tons of spaces that are essentially hers.” When I press them on which rooms those are, they list off rooms associated with domestic labor, not with leisure — the kitchen, the laundry room, etc."

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@VictoriaNotes okay let me put it this way in a huge percentage of cases the woman absolutely ruled the master bedroom master bathroom and the master walk-in closet the husband's clothing was usually relegated to a small closet in the hallway again this is not my opinion but what I have seen thousands and thousands of times so yes I would say that the woman's most favorite place where she relaxes is the master bedroom and master bathroom invariably when they bought the house it was always the woman who requested the garden tub most guys shower but again there's an exception to every rule so don't come back and start telling me how all these men love to take baths I'm sure they're out there again we're dealing with statistical averages

@Drsmash253 Fair enough, but I don't know a whole lot of women who hang out in the master bedroom to do their "thang" aside from taking a bath.

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The kitchen.

That is a work area though. Not for relaxing, like a man cave, & not for hobbies like most workshops.

@CarinAu contraire! Kkneading bread, for example, is one of the most relaxing things I do....and I am a woodworker, make jewelry, sew, etc etc etc.

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Depends on the woman. I know two who have workshops of which any man who prides himself on his man-cave would be envious - one of them contains a wide variety of metal-cutting, tube-bending, welding and brazing equipment which she uses to build extremely desirable and expensive racing bike frames; another has a full set of Snap-On tools and various other equipment she uses to restore vintage cars.

Jnei Level 8 July 30, 2018
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I use to have a pretty successful division of my company that would take apart former tobacco barns And set them.up in a ladies back yard for her she shed. They decorated them up really nice like magazine covers.

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I have a sewing room, which has been taken over by my geckos (and tarantulas) so now it's the gecko room, although I still sew there now and then.

@KissedbySun I have a huge library/office in the basement, and it's been taken over by my snakes' tanks.

@graceylou

Have you hugged your snakes today?

@soquel one eyed snakes? Tonight my snakes prefer to hug their furry dinners.

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Maybe the bathroom--we do tend to hang out there quite a bit. Then there's the garden, or my sewing or craft table. I would be so lucky to have a room of my own. People would not respect my space & stay out of it anyway.

Carin Level 8 July 30, 2018
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Women don't need one..the entire house is their territory. It's men who need their own place to be themselves.

Everyone else uses that space too though. Not at all the same. Not to mention the lack of privacy & constant interruptions by helpless people needing stuff.

@Carin I suppose in households with young children. In my case, going out into the woods, sitting at my sewing machine (in the living room), playing the piano, etc. were my own room. It was all my space.

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Yes, I'm going to go with craft room or studio....

Nice dog.

Qualia Level 8 July 30, 2018
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Yes we do but it is usually in the cupboard.

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