Even though I’ve been married since dinosaurs roamed the earth, I bookmarked this article so I could teach it to my daughter in the near future. Don’t know if you saw it or not:
The Only 3 Things I Need In A Partner
My list is incredibly short. But it’s also incredibly non-negotiable.
I’d also add that although I am American-American, coming into deep contact with traditional cultures through my religion and my own marriage has taught me that the American model of “dating” is far more flawed than we like to admit, while the traditional model of “letting your parents set you up” is far more wise than we like to admit, as is the traditional belief that “marry the right person based on who they are, love will come later.”
In my view, we’ve ditched these traditional ideas as “old fashioned” without giving it much thought to how flawed the thing is we were replacing them with.
Hope that helps.