There are plenty of jokes about men and women letting themselves go after the trek down the aisle. Or how men are horrified the first time the makeup comes off. Well, I have a lazy different philosophy: keep the expectations low from the start so when you go glam, he’ll appreciate it so much more. And there are no unwanted surprises later on.
Why am I bringing this up?
Well, I had a black-tie business function last weekend. I’m not keen on these things because I’m required to actually put effort into my appearance and I really hate shelling out $30 the next day to dry-clean my dress. The significant other came to pick me up, did a lot of “Wow, you looking amazing!”, and drove us to the event. There, a few guys from the office saw me and did double takes. (Guys are so easy to please; makeup, a dress, hair down, and their jaws drop.) The SO leaned down, put his mouth next to my ear, and said, “Just remember I love you in jeans and a hoodie, too.”
And that’s why we get along so well.