Woman Encourages High Standards In Relationships After Outlining What Fiancé Does For Her
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A woman in the US has encouraged people to expect high standards from their partner after outlining all the things her fiancé does for her. Watch here:
Being confident you've found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with doesn't always come easy. With billions of fish in the sea, there's bound to be a better match out there, right?
But then equally, few of us want to be alone, which can lead us to settle for less.
However, Rose Maddox, from Fayetteville, Arkansas, has encouraged people to have high expectations of their partner, citing her hubby-to-be as a shining example.
In a TikTok video - which has now been viewed almost 12 million times - Rose explained that she's been with her fiancé Drake since she was 15, with the couple getting engaged in May.
Outlining the things he does which made her want to marry him, the 22-year-old said: "I used to drive an old Hyundai Santa Fe with no heating, no air, and no music and he would let me drive his car to work and he would take mine to his work so I could listen to music and have air conditioning, since my drive was two minutes longer.
"When we go to a restaurant, he asks me what my top two choices are of entrees and whatever I don't order, he orders so that if I don't like my meal, we can switch around."
What, really? I can't decide whether this is charming selflessness or pathetic subservience.
Rose continued: "If I tell him I'm having a bad day, he comes home from work with either flowers, ingredients for him to make me a meal, or some sort of gift.
"Right now he works 9-5 and I'm finishing up my last year of college, so I'm bearing a lot of the housework. But anytime he comes home and he sees that I've cleaned something, he points to it and says, 'Thank you for doing that.'
"I teach spin classes, and for about a year, he was the only guy at any of my spin classes. He would show up every single time so that when I looked into the bikes, I would have someone I could make eye contact with and feel more confident in my teaching."
Ah, nice work Drake.
Rose concluded: "Drake doesn't like to drink, so any time I go out, he drops me off and picks me up without any sort of complaint or any jealousy.
"We've been dating since I was 15, so I set these expectations when I was young of the way I wanted to be treated and he has always met and exceeded them."
The video went viral, creating a lot of conversation about relationships and prompting one person to joke that they would now have to leave their partner of six years.
Others wondered whether Rose reciprocated the love, and Drake confirmed she does.
Speaking to BuzzFeed, the 23-year-old said: "I don't feel like I treat Rose better than other men treat their partners, I just think we have a really good friendship.
"The TikTok was pretty one-sided and gave plenty of examples on things I do that she appreciates, but most of the examples she gave was my attempt to reciprocate the amazing things she does for me.
"Despite the fact that Rose and I have been dating since high school and are soon to be married, I'm still pretty under qualified to give any meaningful relationship advice to other men.
"However, regarding the video, I've greatly appreciated the many compliments and inflated ego that have come with Rose going viral."