As a married man, I must say, its important to me what my girlfriend thinks about how I look.
Please note: This article includes a product endorsement. However, you may find it amusing anyway.
Welcome to Playa Del Carman, a lovely beach town an hour or so from Cancun. I came here with my lovely girlfriend. And the amazing thing is my wife doesn’t mind a bit. In fact, she encourages me to spend time with my girlfriend. I kid you not. And although I want to look good for my wife, I really want to kick the whole romance thing up a notch for my girlfriend. And part of having a hot girlfriend on the side is taking care of how you look and feel.
You can’t just go schlepping around like a content old married guy with your scruffy beard and your shirt all wrinkled. You’ve gotta keep your stylish edge. You’ve gotta engage the thrill of the hunt. The excitement of something that is new and unpredictable. Even a bit dangerous. You’ve gotta take some risks. And girlfriends inspire that in us guys. Gentlemen? Am I right, or am I right?…
(…Oh, uh, a quick side note here…..Need I say that my wife and my girlfriend are the same person? No, I course I don’t need to say that. You knew that already, right? ….OF COURSE you did….)
So, here’s the point I’m trying to make.
If you happen to be monogamous. (A big shout out here to the rocking’ polyamory crowd!) And you are a married man, you know that marriage can often be about a lot of practical matters like mortgages and groceries and kid’s homework and laundry. In fact, it can turn in to a marathon of lists and housework and repetition. And sometimes, all the daily responsibilities of life can obstruct the time an energy you have for your romantic life.
That’s why having a girlfriend or boyfriend on the side is huge.
My wife, Saliha, and I frame our relationship in a multitude of ways. One central way we do it is to hold the boyfriend/girlfriend space in the present. We are both married and newly dating. I am both her husband and her boyfriend. Often she will speak of her boyfriend in the third person.
“My boyfriend is looking very handsome, today,” she will say. (Lucky dog that I am.)
It makes me smile just thinking about it. And it creates energy in me to spruce things up a bit. Which is where things like trimming my beard comes in. As you may know, Norelco was kind enough to sponsor me to try out their trimmer and their electric shaver, the Norelco QT 4070 Vacuum Stubble and Beard Trimmer, and the Norelco AT830 Rechargable Cordless Tripleheader Razor.
Put simply, I like them a lot. The thing I like most about them is they work quickly and don’t require shaving cream or water. I can use them in under a minute and I can use them to create a lot of different looks. Because although my wife loves me for who I am deep down inside, my girlfriend likes a boyfriend who’s looking sharp.