Meet the 'Stay-at-Home Dude'
He's the homemaker in a couple without kids
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2013 4:09 PM CST
Updated Feb 9, 2013 7:00 PM CST

(Newser) – Finn Boulding is married, his wife has a great job, and he is the happy, unemployed-by-choice homemaker in the relationship. Not that unusual, right? Plenty of stay-at-home dads exist in the world. Except Boulding and his wife don't have kids, and they don't plan to have them. "I'm not just doing this temporarily until I find something meaningful to do," writes Boulding in an essay at Slate. "I’m actually a full-time homemaker ... not stay-at-home dad but stay-at-home dude."

He cooks, he cleans, he mends clothes, he likes it. "As a result, when she is done with work—if I've managed my time well—the evenings and weekends are now totally open for us to relax together," writes Boulding, who once was on track to become a licensed architect. "Our circumstances may change and I may be forced to re-evaluate, but for now, feeling that the benefits far outweigh the professional cost, I want to be a great homemaker supporting a fantastic spouse." Read his full essay here.

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Feb 11, 2013 3:17 PM CST
There is certainly nothing wrong with this couples marriage life style, if they are happy I am happy for them. Off course I am from a different generation, it is referred to as "The Quiet Generation", those born from 1930 to 1946. If when I was married I was the home maker, and my wife was the breadwinner, I would not have the self respect I have always had. Would I be ashamed of it {?}, yeah I think I would. Maybe its just a generation thing.
Feb 10, 2013 3:21 PM CST
It's interesting to see how one family's success and happiness bothers so many on here. I think this says a lot about our society: most of us are very unhappy with our lives and seeing someone's happiness makes us want to diminish it.
Feb 10, 2013 11:01 AM CST
what a wuss. homemaker? no he's just a lazy pussy