Women have become progressively more & more independent over the past several decades. A friend once told me that her father made her learn how to change a tire before giving her the keys to her first car. Many women have gotten proficient in the use of tools.
That being said, a recent British survey indicates women are still turned on by a "handyman."

Want to impress a lady?  Fix a sports car instead of driving one. The study found that 74% of women think a man's ability to DIY is sexy. Basic building, installing shelves and blinds are a "turn on." Women still believe that sort of thing is a man’s job. What are the sexiest skills for a man to possess? Sporting prowess ranks #2. The ability to cook came in third. Driving skills, and the ability to manage finances were fourth and fifth. At least I have #3.