Couple spark backlash after bragging about the benefits of their DINK lifestyle
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21st century relationships come in all variations, dynamics, shapes and sizes, and that's something we should we celebrating.
Whether you're single, polyamorous, in a throuple, a swinger, in an open relationship, in a kink couple, asexual or in a 'friends with benefits' situation, love is love and that freedom should be celebrated.
One couple in America, however, have come under fire this week for revealing they're in a DINK relationship.
If, like me, you've never heard of this concept and are able to Google an explanation, don't fret, we have the answers right here.
Lilly Anne and her husband Evan have been villainised on social media after a video of them opening up about a handful of the perks of their somewhat unconventional relationship went viral online.
The couple profess to be able to life their best life, dining out at restaurants every night after work,g etting to 'go to Costco and buy all the snacks in bulk - that we want', attend football games and play 16-holes of golf whenever they please.
Their hefty pile of disposable income also means they don't have to rely on their family for financial help.
In fact, that's exactly what a DINK relationship stands for: 'Duel Income, No Kids'.
Lilly and Evan consistently boast online about being able to juggle all of their responsibilities between the two of them, whilst friends of theirs that have children have other obligations.
"Dual income, grown kids... all the same perks. Plus, the love of children that can't be explained," one jibed.
Another wrote: "They're in their 20s, time humbles and changes everyone in their hedonism."
A third went on: "Imagine a 2000 year bloodline ending because someone wanted more snacks from Costco."
A fourth added: "DINK life is the best life!"
"My husband and I talk about DINKS all the time. Especially in restaurants when our children have thrown themselves on the floor," another chimed in.
Another offered the couple some words of wisdom: "Unconventional take: if you want to be DINKs for a period of time, that’s fine.
"But don’t use it as an excuse to make stupid money decisions. This is a key time to prepare financially for your future. My husband and I were (have been?) DINKs for over 5 years."
While the couple’s life seems pretty cushy, the duo did reveal that are are some negatived to being DINKs in their viral video.
The pair discussed being constantly quizzed about when they plan to begin a family and questioned what they are ‘doing’ with their lives.