1. Ladies love it
There isn’t a woman alive immune to a man who can make her a delicious meal, at least that's what I read somewhere…
2. Life skills are manly
Sure, you can fix your car, hunt wild game and build a camp fire. So shouldn’t you know how to feed yourself without a drive-thru?
3. You’ll save money
Though there’s a good chance you’re single if you never learned to cook (see point #1), a home cooked meal is a much cheaper date night (or singles night) than dinner for two at Chez Fancy—particularly with the 150% wine mark up common at most restaurants.
4. It’s faster than going out
Fancy date meals aside, cooking at home is almost always faster than going out—so long as you know what you’re doing. Once you have a few basic skills down, you can stop wasting your time in fast food spots simply because you don’t know what else to eat.
5. Your pets will eat better too
Most pets love love salad scraps, eggs, meats, fish, and pretty much anything else you’re willing to share. A balanced diet is as good for dogs as it is for people (just don’t give them onions, garlic or grapes).
6. You might lose weight
Cooking is one of the easiest ways to improve your diet and stick to reasonable portions. This is a recipe for weight loss, if you’re willing to swallow it.
7. You might like it
Cooking is relaxing, fun, creative, purposeful and, hopefully, delicious. Why wouldn’t you want to add this skill to your tool belt?