A man has gone on Reddit to report how his wife ruined their wedding pictures two years ago.
According to him, they have been together for five years and had been married for about two, and his wife doesn’t wear make-up, like ever.
He went further to narrate how she staunchly refused to use make-up on their wedding day despite how their mothers tried to persuade her. She had never worn make-up before, she’d insisted, and wasn’t going to start on a day she was supposed to enjoy.
The man wrote, “They tried to tell her the pictures wouldn’t come out as good, and honestly, they were kind of right – she’s got huge bags under her eyes and I think the photos would’ve been nicer if she’d just put on concealer or something.”
This small matter that should have been discussed by the couple before the wedding is now becoming an issue in marriage.
“We were at a family dinner last night with my parents, sister and her husband, and my niece and nephew. My niece is 11 and has just started getting into makeup – she watches lots of YouTube tutorials and stuff like that. She asked my wife at dinner if she ever wore make-up and my wife said ‘no, I don’t bother with it.’”
“My niece asked why and she gave a little speech about makeup being a waste of money and that she’d feel like she was lying to herself if she wore it and that she was ‘happy with the face I have.’”
“My sister got mad and said that she wore make-up a lot of the time and didn’t feel like she was lying to herself and that it actually made her feel good. My wife responded ‘oh yeah. I bet you could quit anytime you want.’ And then kinda laughed, which set my sister off, and let’s just say the rest of the evening was not enjoyable.”
When they got home, “I did accuse her of being overbearing about her stance. She basically said that she never started conversations about makeup but that it’s always other people bugging her to wear it and I said ‘maybe they have a point and you’re being hard-line over something really stupid and you need to get over yourself’ and she got upset and called me a d**k for thinking she needed make-up and then we had to go cool down separately.”
Then the man asked, “AITA (Am I the A**hole) for thinking she’s being ridiculous about make-up and telling her to get over her aversion?”
He got answers definitely, but not the one he was hoping to get.
Someone replied, “You’re the a**hole. She’s content and happy without make-up. You’re the one who isn’t.”
Another wrote, “It’s such a disgusting double standard that women have to put on paint to make themselves more attractive to other people but guys can just roll out of bed and expect the world to accept them.”
This person sarcastically said, “Did you wear concealer under your eyes at your wedding? I’m just saying, you would have looked a lot better in the pictures if you did.”
And this one rationally says, “I hate wearing make-up personally, but I CHOSE to wear some on my wedding day, and I occasionally CHOOSE to put on some eyeliner and lipstick if it makes me feel pretty. That’s a valid choice.”
What do you think? Share your opinions below.
Racheal Niza-Val is a Nigerian writer and author. She seeks to use her pen to do only three things. Entertain, Educate, and Enthrall.