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Hey Glamour magazine, the 1950s called and they want their relationship advice back.

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The wacky sex tips and relationship advice are arguably some of the most hilarious pages in magazines, but the latest advice from Glamour magazine (the US publication) has got people talking; for all the wrong reasons.

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The magazine recently shared an online article titled “13 Little Things That Can Make a Man Fall Hard For You“. Sweet and harmless right? Wrong.

Notable tips include:

  1. “Stocking the fridge with his favorite drinks. Bonus points: Bring him back to his fraternity days by handing him a cold one as he steps out of the shower.”
  2. “Making him a snack after sex. It doesn’t have to be a gourmet meal—a simple grilled cheese or milk and cookies will do.”
  3. “Being open to what he wants to try in the bedroom and out. An open mind is attractive no matter your playground.”
  4. “Answering the door in a negligée—or, better yet, naked.”
  5. “Giving him a massage—happy ending completely optional. In fact, a foot rub works just fine.”
  6. “Letting him help solve your petty work problem. Many men don’t do gossip, but they do like to fix things.”

There doesn’t seem to be even a hint of sarcasm (although we desperately wanted it to) present in this archaic advice that stops just short of giving “your man” the exclusive rights to your soul.

Understandably, people are pretty p*ssed of about it. (Post continues after gallery.)

This is a magazine thousands of women look to for advice, one that claims to empower and celebrate women. Amy Schumer is their current cover girl, a woman known for championing loving yourself and challenging outdated perceptions of women.

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So it’s disappointing to see an article that reduces women to submissive sex robots.

Don’t get me wrong – of course it’s nice to do caring things for the person you love, but this article goes beyond that.

It suggests that unless you are subservient and willing to essentially do whatever you’re told, you’ve got no chance at love. That if you don’t allow your man to solve your silly work problem or jump out of bed post-sex to make him a snack, you’re not the “cool”, laid-back woman that all men love.

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I thought we’d come a long way since that. (Post continues after gallery.)

One thing that’s reassuring is that plenty of people are rightfully angry and disappointed. But despite hundreds of comments  about how much the article missed the mark and, demands for it to be removed, it’s still there.

And Glamour had not responded to any of these comments either at the time of publishing.

A successful, and most importantly healthy, relationship involves equal commitment. Equal support. Equal respect. Snacks for both of you after sex. Doing things because you want to do them and are comfortable with doing, not just because your partner wants you to.

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And frankly, if my partner ever referred to my work as “petty” or demanded that there were was a cold beer waiting for him after every shower, he’d be out the door faster than you can say “Immature douche”.

So in that spirit, we've compiled a few of our own tips of "Little things that will make a man fall for you."

  1. Tell him if he wants a beer straight out of the fridge that he knows where they are.
  2. It's not your job to ensure he's fed whenever he decides he's hungry - he's not a toddler.
  3. Answer the door in whatever you feel like wearing - whether that happens to be nice underwear, a onesie or track pants.
  4. An intelligent mind is always attractive.
  5. Your work is not petty. Your problems are not petty. And you can fix them all by yourself.

But above all? Be yourself - being the real and unique you is what's really going make him fall. That, or a banana skin.

What do you think of Glamour's advice?