For example, I make the bed before we get into it (if it's been unmade) and I fold clothes. When my boyfriend started dating me and he said "browny points" but almost said it in a conscending way.
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I think it's great, it shows that she can take care of herself, which is attractive. I wouldn't call that wife skills, but basic independent skills. I don't make the bed though, but because I prefer to not do it since it doesn't bother me. If I have someone coming then I would do it.3
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I think certain "wife skills" just show that a woman can look after herself (and independence is something that everyone finds attractive in a partner, like if a guy knows how to cook or whatever most girls would find that appealing too) or otherwise they show that the person is considerate about their partner and reiterate their commitment in the relationship (like anytime someone does something for their partner whatever it may be, but they do it without being asked because they care about the other person it's seen as a sign of their care and love for the other person).
That being said, some cultures still have very definite ideas about the role of men and women in a relationship. He probably wasn't intentionally being derogatory but maybe he has grown up with certain ideals of family life? There's nothing wrong with this, some people are more i guess traditional in their thinking... it doesn't mean he thinks less of you or anything. But if your idea of relationship roles don't mesh well, just keep that in mind and be ready to deal with it later on down the track.0