I’m pretty obsessed about keeping my kitchen clean, I always wash my dishes immediately after use. When I’m cooking something that needs time to boil or something, I’ll start on my cleanup while I’m waiting. I just can’t abide a mess or dirt, ewww!
My boyfriend tries to be clean, but in a man’s sort of way, if you know what I mean? He misses a lot, and while he’s tidy he doesn’t quite understand how to dust properly, or how to really deal with grime and such. I give him credit for his effort, at least he doesn’t leave clothes lying around or dirty dishes all over. When I visit his apartment I feel a strong compulsion to clean, I can immediately see everything he’s overlooked.
I don’t know if it’s how men are raised or if they’re just wired like that, maybe it’s a nesting instinct we have?