Love In The Treasure Valley: What’s Most Important In A Potential Mate?
Alright, single folks! I've been married for a hundred years and I know the dating landscape has changed since last I delved. Admittedly, I settled down at a fairly young age. I was 21 when I started dating my husband, and by 24 I was married and had a baby little. The most important thing to me was that my guy was hot, fun, and funny. It's worked out, so no complaints. But I'm curious as to the criteria folks have on their lists these days.
A new survey asked 2,000 nationally representative Americans what they search for in a potential partner, and here are the top ten:
1. Good cook
3. Makes you laugh
5. You respect them
8. Similar lifestyle to you
9. Similar taste in TV shows, books, and other media
10. Similar hobbies as you
Good cook is most important?! Above being trustworthy and making you laugh? Respondents were given a predetermined list from which to choose qualities, and a whopping 63% fully believe the way to someone's heart is through their stomach. Heck, these people want a delicious meal over respecting their partner who made it.
Personally, the good cook thing isn't even on my list. Especially with the advent of UberEats, Tasty.co, and Pinterest. Be your own damn cook! Perhaps I feel a little attacked because I'm not the most culinarily skilled. I'm thankful everyday that's not on my husband's list. The way to my heart is laughter. That will always rank tied at number one with trustworthy.
How does this list stack up against the desires of singles in the Treasure Valley? Am I wrong in assuming similar lifestyle and similar hobbies would rank closer to the top for locals? Let me know!
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