Maureen Dowd talked to a priest who for 40 years has been giving a lecture to high school kids - mostly girls - on choosing a spouse.
“It’s important to do it before they fall seriously in love, because then it will be too late,” he explains. “Infatuation trumps judgment.”
He cites a lot of red flags, most fairly obvious and sensible. A few snips.....
“Never marry a man who has no friends,”
“Does he have a sense of humor? That covers a multitude of sins.
“Don’t marry a problem character thinking you will change him.
“After I regale a group with this talk, the despairing cry goes up: ‘But you’ve eliminated everyone!’ Life is unfair.”