An online blogger has sparked controversy after writing a post about the need to stay hot for her husband.
Amanda Lauren argues that staying attractive is important to a happy marriage, according to media reports.
In her article, entitled "Staying hot for my husband is essential to a successful marriage," the Los Angeles resident says that she thinks her marriage is more traditional than those of most millennials.
“Having an attractive wife makes him happy. They say happy wife, happy life, but I’m happiest when my husband is happy,” Lauren wrote, according to Metro.
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Lauren got married to her husband, Ethan Kass, earlier this year.
“I’ve always wondered why so many women let themselves go in relationships,” she continued.
“When I was single, I spent so much time and energy trying to look pretty. While it’s now nice to know I can go to the supermarket or gym without makeup, when I accompany my husband somewhere, it’s a different story,” Lauren explained.
Lauren said she always likes to greet her husband from work with his favorite cocktail.
“Everyone knows what they need to do to make their partner happy. If you’re attentive to your partner’s wants and needs, then they will be attentive to yours,” Lauren added.
The post drew a mixed reaction.
“Come back when you’ve been married a few years,” one reader commented, according to ABC News.
Another woman alleged Lauren’s article makes some women feel “their looks make them unworthy of long-term love.”
But Lauren remained undeterred.
“This is what works for my own marriage,” she told ABC.
“I think I will feel the same way in 40 years,” she added.
Jess Carbino, a counselor in Los Angeles, said the idea of the need to stay attractive could be problematic.
“No one gets a divorce and cites attractiveness,” she said.
Others attacked Lauren for allegedly conforming to a stereotypical feminine role.
“I feel being your best self is essential for a successful marriage,” Lauren added.
Lauren did find some support among her readership.
“Totally agree. Hope it works both ways,” one commenter wrote.