Husband's Boys Night Out Permission Slip With 'Stripper Clause' Praised

When organizing a night out, there can be quite a bit to think about. From who you're meeting up with to where you're going and what you'll be doing—but one couple has left the internet in stitches after sharing an extra step—ensuring you've got your permission slip signed.

On May 6, TikTok user talgonza shared a video as she signed the permission slip for her husband's night out. With more than 850,000 views, the form has been praised by TikTok users who have hailed it as "low-key smart."

People dance in nightclub Barcelona
People dance in a nightclub in Barcelona on February 11, 2021. The internet has praised a husband's permission slip created to get permission from his wife for a night out. PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images

The carefully constructed form begins "I request permission for a leave of absence from the highest authority in my life for the following period," before offering space for a date, time of departure, and time of return.

The form continues: "Should permission be granted, I do solemnly swear to only visit the locations stated below, at the stated times. I agree to refrain from hitting on or flirting with other women. I shall not even speak to another female, except as expressly permitted in writing below. I will not turn off my mobile after two pints, nor shall I consume above the allowed volume of alcohol without first phoning for a taxi AND calling you for a verbal waiver of said alcohol allowance. I understand that even if permission is granted to go out, my girlfriend/fiancé/wife retains the right to be p**sed off with me the following week for no valid reason whatsoever."


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With hundreds of comments, one TikTok user said: "I love it." Another wrote: "Lmao. At least he is organized."

Halfway down the extensive form, it also includes something called "the stripper clause," which states: "Notwithstanding female contact permitted above, I promise to refrain from coming within 100 feet of a stripper or exotic dancer."

"Confirming the Mrs has approved. Essential," wrote another viewer.

While it may seem like an extreme reaction to a night out, research from the Institute for Family Studies (IFS) in 2017 reported that the ways couples spend their free time can have a significant impact on a relationship. Research revealed that when couples took part in activities only one of them enjoyed, their relationship suffered. Similarly, wives were more likely to go along with activities they were not interested in than the other way around.

The article author Scott Stanley, a social scientist studying commitment, marriage and cohabitation wrote: "It's okay if what you want to do in your leisure time, together or apart, is not the most important part of why your marriage works. Knowing some ways to have fun together is pretty important and of great value to a healthy marriage, but it's not the only thing. There are many other ways to build a great life together."

One TikTok user, impressed with the man's ingenuity, wrote: "Love an organized group message." Another said: "A keeper."

But not everyone liked the idea of needing a signed permission in order to head off on a night out. One user wrote: "If my wife did this, pffft, f*** moving to a new city ima go move to another country."

In April, a man was praised online for his organization when it was revealed he schedules dates in Google calendar for him and his partner.

Newsweek has reached out to talgonza for comment.