‘Many women now feel they actually want a hunter-gatherer and they will look after their man in return.’ Figures from the Office for National Statistics bear out the claims.
More than 2.1million women say they do not work because they are ‘looking after their family or home’.
The research Yorkshire Building Society found many women are making equally conventional choices.
Nearly 40 per cent said ‘financial stability’ is one of the most important qualities in their husband and they rank gardening as more important than an ability to cook or clean.
It was the feminist dream of the 1960s – a world in which men and women share the load equally.