Choosing a life partner


If you had to choose a life partner, what would be the most important criteria for yo

  1. He/She is really hot (looks & more …)

    4 vote(s)
  2. He/She is a great cook

    3 vote(s)
  3. He/She really cares about me

    17 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
By ravisunny2 · 31 replies
Jul 24, 2007
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  1. If you had to choose a life partner, what would be the most important criteria for you ?
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Obviously your not someone who is married or has any idea about what a life partner is all about, there cannot be a single important ciriteria for a life partner as you have to find someone who as a whole fulfills that part of your life that is missing, like a jigsaw piece that finishes a jigsaw puzzle.

    Are you trying to decide which girl out of 3 you want to spend your life with by running a poll like this ??

    Yes I can say this, I have been married for 14 years, my life partner wasnt decided for me by things like looks or how well she can cook, there isnt and never will be one thing that makes a life partner.


    PS why dont you add a couple of other criteria like "how rich she/he is" or "how big her boobs are"
  3. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    I totally agree with Ididmyc600! I voted for the 3rd one. But then again there is other criteria. I don't think you "pick" your partner. Things happen for a reason I think! Here I am talking.....I divorced last year! :p

    Looks are considered as well. I mean, even if she cares for you. You still don't want someone that is 500lbs. and wants to camp out at the all you can eat buffet either!
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,001   +2,532

    I um, I um, I um........

    Think that all three are equally important and indispensable. Could this be the reason I'm a bachelor?
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    'Getting along' is the bottom line.

    I think the single most important thing for a marriage is getting along.

    She can be an awesome cook, beautiful, smart and love you very much, but if you two don't get along together and have arguments every night, then you're domestic relationship is in bad shape.

    Now, getting along encompasses many things.. perhaps you don't get along because she keeps burning the food, because she doesn't show her love or because you keep staring at other girls because she's ugly as hell - but getting along is the bottom line.

    You need to WANT to spend time together and work through your problems together. If you can't do that, then every day of your life is a living hell and if you DO stay in the relationship despite this, then you're going to be really, really unhappy. Find someone who you get along with and everything will fall into place.
  6. EDollar

    EDollar TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Can we also add "their family lives in another state"? lol that is always a perk on my list
  7. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    ha! That is a god perk EDollar! lol
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,001   +2,532

    Again, I'm probably Expecting too Much......

    That almost makes it, but I'm still shooting for; is an orphan, with a considerable trust fund. Again, I'm way single.
  9. EDollar

    EDollar TS Rookie Posts: 44

    I'll go for the orphan with a trust fund, and a liquor store
  10. rush_mee

    rush_mee TS Rookie

    Gosh! i wud go in for lotsa compatibility! cuz i need my music,n its loud hehe! Actually my lifepartner has to understand me and vice versa,therez gotta b a lot of love,tolerance,the works!! its not so easy finding a life partner and you cant list out attributes!
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,001   +2,532

    Loud Music Huh?

    Might I suggest a deaf, dumb, and blind blonde.
  12. rush_mee

    rush_mee TS Rookie

    lol good suggestion but i'll do widout it hehe
  13. EDollar

    EDollar TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Ouch, I'm a blonde mister... Lol oh well, at least I have fun with it
  14. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    I wouldn't mind having a hot girl who is smart ( there is no point in having a hot girl if she is incredibly dumb :haha: ) and plays games like I do :D

    Personally I like Burnetts ( spelled correctly? ) over blonde girls ;)
  15. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    Big boobs, good looking, great in bed, funny, happy, family lives out of state, wealthy, great cook, loves me are all good things to have in a life partner but dumb would very difficult to live with.
  16. hamas123

    hamas123 TS Maniac Posts: 482

    I voted looks and the 3rd one if he/she is hot but doesn't cares about you,you wouldn't get on with each other and if he/she cares about you but is a big fat ugly monster then no. so I chose both
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,001   +2,532

    Probably an Obscure Reference......

    The "deaf, dumb, and blind" thing was a nod to "The Who", who in their song "Pinball Wizard", flatly state, "that deaf, dumb, and blind kid sure plays a mean pin-ball". You may read what you like into that analog.

    I dated a nice young blonde girl, (way long ago), best girlfriend ever! Some people thought we looked like brother and sister. I know I can't prevent you from reading what you like into that.

    Besides, I wasn't making fun of you, I was making fun of him.

    Many of my former life partners suffered valiantly through very loud music, that was not to their taste.
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,001   +2,532

    The Chances Are.....

    Oh, I can't believe you wouldn't take pleasure in besting someone in an argument who had to write out their point of view, or better still by signing. (LOL).
    Besides, given your priorities, (I cite the order of qualities you list), you might not hear her anyway for all the installed sound damping.
  19. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Posts: 575

    I went with #3. I have been with women that most would say were fairly ordinary looking but I found them very beautiful beacuse of the type of person they were. For me, looks are a window dressing and personality is a deal closer.
  20. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Nick, sounds a little like Shallow Hal.
  21. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,001   +2,532


    I'll tell you what "I,I,I,I,..." want in a life partner. And my partner better gosh darn shut up and LISTEN!

    Yes, I know I'm brutal, thanks for noticing.
  22. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 872   +12

    My listed attributes where in the order they popped into my head and do not reflect their order of importance, but big boobies can be nice! :) Somebody I really trust is most important and has been important for the last fifteen years of my married life.

    Both of you have to have a loving, forgiving relationship with a person who is worthy of trust for any relationship to work. Anything else will not last.
  23. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,986   +12

    Dead wrong on this one.

    Quite a few people do fall for others for one reason (some times petty). And that usually ends in a divorce/separation

    Nope. Just trying to inject a little life into this hi tech forum. Been boring for a while.

    Yeah ? What got you hooked ?

    Because it is a bloody good (default) criteria (for most).

    I can afford a pillow. And I can't imagine marrying a cow.
  24. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    The last one on the list would be me.. I wanted someone who knew me for me not for the way she looks hot to other men or can she cook. I met more than my fair share of young ladies, but those who were married and treated bad have some mental complex at you! Since now you're the new guy in her life. So those type of women you should past, as you wouldn't be happy in the end.

    1. Girl should care about you!
    2. Girl should know how to cook a good meal when you get home.
    3. Girl should know how to clean up the house always

    Well 1 is more important... I am set I found the right one 7 years ago and married her! I hope you all find the girl who cares for you more... Looks should be the last thing in your mind!
  25. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Booster Posts: 575

    I find this discussion rather interesting even with the lack of choices in the poll. It's interesting to see what folks say about their preference in a partner, especially when they expand upon the available selections.

    A few criteria I have, but not all or in any order, now that I am looking for a new woman in my life:

    Confident in themselves
    Care about themselves and others in their life
    Has friends of their own but still enjoys doing things as a couple
    Takes care of their health
    Not psycho!
    Keeps a neat appearance
    Accepts me for who I am and doesn't try to change me
    Likes kids (since I have 2 we are a package deal)

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