Los Angeles-based blogger Amanda Lauren thinks she’s discovered what couples have been trying to figure out for decades, if not hundreds of years: the key to a happy marriage. The good news is that it’s been under our noses the entire time. The bad news? Better put away those Oreos, ladies.
In an article for Your Tango that has gone viral since it was published last week, Lauren, 33, who is married to 35-year-old Murder in the First writer Ethan Kass, writes that “staying hot for her husband” is ESSENTIAL to a successful marriage. That’s right, not “essential” — ESSENTIAL.
And she should know, because she just got married a few weeks ago!
Lauren cites older actresses such as Julianne Moore, Helen Mirren, and Jane Fonda — women who can all afford personal trainers and chefs — as evidence that women can stay attractive as they age. Additionally she quotes etiquette expert and author April Masini who says, “There’s no question about it: men are visual — at all ages — and they want you to look attractive, and they want their friends to be jealous.”
I see the look on my husband’s face when I come out of the bathroom, ready for a night out, or the way he checks out my butt on the way to Pilates class. Having an attractive wife makes him happy. They say “Happy wife, happy life,” but I’m happiest when my husband is happy.
If men can’t help but be visual creatures, I need to oblige. And while I’m not sure if his friends are jealous so to say, they do acknowledge he has a hot wife.