The question was posed on Mornings with Brant this week about rather women care more about their looks before or after they get married. Lots of women called in with their opinions and even some men. Most commented on the need to look good for your husband and many said essentially, once you’ve caught the fish, why the need to bait the hook? This definitely had me thinking, have I let myself go?
Now, I don’t think I would go that far. I still weigh the same I did before the wedding. I dress nice when needed. I wear makeup on most days. I usually get a shower daily, even if I don’t always wash my hair. However, there are some things, like waxing my eyebrows and hairstyling that I’ve let go in the name of saving money. But is that just the beginning? It seems I’m gradually getting lazier about my looks, and it’s not like my looks are getting easier to maintain. In fact, I think we all know that looks only get harder to maintain as you age. I’m sure women don’t just wake up one day and say “I’m going to stop caring about my looks.” It happens gradually as we slowly give our looks less time. But should we care as much about our looks as we did before marriage? On one side of the argument, you no longer have to “impress” the boys, and your husband is pretty much stuck with you. On the other, don’t you want to look good for your husband? I mean, he’s the one that sees you in skivvies everyday. Just because he’ll love you no matter how you look, doesn’t mean you need to make him prove it. Personally, I think a huge part of me loving my husband is taking the time to love myself, and that, in some ways, requires me to put time and effort into my looks Not just for my husband, or for the girls I compare myself to, but for me.
What about you? Have you or will you care less or more about your looks after marriage?