Settling for a Redefinition of Romance

About 2 years ago, I went on a date with a wonderful guy. He was handsome. Intelligent. Hardworking. And get this: He liked me. A lot. There was only one problem… I had a serious case of it’s-not-you-it’s-me. I just wasn’t feeling the zing, Readers.

I called Rebecca after one of our dates, “He’s everything any woman could ever want in a man. But I’m just not attracted to him.”

“I’m emailing an article that you need to read,” Rebecca said.

That article was Lori Gottlieb’s “Marry Him! The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough”. (An article that was so popular Ms. Gottlieb expanded it into a book.)

As the title suggests, Ms. Gottlieb argues that modern women are too picky and that it’s better to marry someone you respect but don’t have romantic feelings for than to spend your life alone.

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