Mothers across the world and throughout the ages have shared what they think are key attributes to look for in a mate.
Some tell their daughters to look for a man with a good job. Other mothers tell their daughters to look for a man who tells them he loves them every day. My friend Traci tells her daughters to look for a man who takes out the trash.
Today, I shared with my daughter what I want her to look for in a man, as she sat in front of two computer screens, playing Runescape on one, Fiesta on the other, and watched out of the corner of her eye as I tugged and yanked, attempting to extract my Fujitsu ScanSnap from the stronghold of cables in the spaghetti-pile of peripheral connections next to her.
“When you find the man you want to spend the rest of your life with, do me a favor.”
“Check his cables.”