A growing number of women in their 20s are becoming “stay-at-home girlfriends”.
They are quitting work to rely on their boyfriends and spend their days making TikTok videos, often using the hashtag #stayathomegirlfriend – the most popular clip in this genre got more than 8million views.
Harriet Fletcher, of Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, said: “Young women are reclaiming certain gender roles or types of femininity that had been labelled as regressive.”
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Shireen Kanji, of London’s Brunel University, added: “There’s a belief unpaid work should get more credit.”
One such person is Summer Hawkins, 28, who quit her teaching job and moved hundreds of miles to be with property mogul Biggs Chris, 27, and who says she has no regrets as has never been happier.
The pair met on social media last year.
The couple arranged their first meeting at a club where they spent the entire night and weekend together.
Then around five months into their relationship, Biggs asked Summer to move from London to Glasgow to be with him.
Before moving 400 miles to be with her new boyfriend, she worked as a teacher in the capital.
But not only was her role at a primary school stressful, the ex-teacher hated the amount she'd spend on rent.
Now after quitting her job to become a stay-at-home girlfriend, Summer has never been happier, reports the Mirror.
She said: "Every morning I get up before my boyfriend and turn the shower on so it's nice and hot for him.
"Then I make him a hot chocolate and he tells me what he wants for breakfast.
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"Whatever he wants, he gets, whether that's chicken and rice or an egg sandwich."
Summer then begins her cleaning routine before she starts running errands like walking their dog Prince, shopping and going to the gym.
And when Biggs returns, the couple spend quality time together.
Summer added: "I don't have an allowance. He pays for everything and gives me money when I need it.
"If we're going out together he'll transfer me money to buy a new outfit.
"He looks after the mortgage, bills and petrol, and I take care of him. He's like my son sometimes.
"My life wasn't always like this. I used to have a career as a teacher at a primary school but I was stressed.
"Now I don't have a single stress in my life, so when Biggs is stressed I can give my complete attention to him."
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