What Are Your Dating Dealbreakers?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about settling for Mr. Good Enough, due to Lori Gottlieb’s newest book, Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough. Despite the book’s provocative subtitle, however, Gottlieb’s latest opus isn’t really about settling. Rather, it’s a case for maintaining an open mind when considering new men, instead of nitpicking over inconsequential surface details. Which is why we put together a list of the 10 deal breakers that … well … shouldn’t really be considered deal breakers. 1. He’s considerably older or younger. A lot of people pass judgment when they see a May-December couple, muttering things about gold-digging and cougars and dirty old men. In some cases, they’re right. It can be difficult to have a partnership of equals when both halves of a couple are at different places in their lives, but there are a good deal of couples who make it work (Ashton and Demi, for example). Just make sure you’ve thought about the pros and cons of the gap. Read more

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