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[Idea circulated at my lunch table today]
Online dating websites should have an area where you describe your mother, in addition to your descriptions of yourself. This enables potential responders to evaluate the prospects/dangers of dating you, and ultimately possibly marrying you, with greater
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(Sorry if this topic is offensive in any way: I realize fathers-in-law may be bad also, I just stuck with the mother-in-law cliche in this post.)
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[normzone, Nov 25 2006]
||One of the hallmarks of a successful long-term relationship is where both partners have cut their ties to their parents as children, then reopened them from within the
relationship, as a committed couple.
||In fact, most of the divorces I've seen recently came about because or both partners failed to do this.
||So if someone is requiring you to get along with their parents as a prerequisite, run the other way fast. (The parents should be respecting their child's choice and getting along with *you*, to clarify.)
||My grandmother always told me, you can tell by the amount of respect a man gives his mother, if he's worth dating. Like [boysparks] said, what you say/write about others reveals more about you than it would the other people. Very wise.