Can You SHOP for a Husband?
According to author Janice Lieberman, Mr Perfect may only be a few shopping rules away!
So you’re a shopping pro? Lucky girl! According to Janice Lieberman’s book, How To Shop For A Husband: A Consumer Guide To Getting A Great Buy On A Guy, basic buying principles can help snag the perfect man. Read on for some of Janice’s ‘ultimate bargain’ rules...
Make a List: Write down exactly what you want in a guy, just like a shopping list. But not stuff like ‘great looks, money, humour’...make a list of qualities that really, truly count. “I help daters make a PGHM Shopping List (that’s Perfectly Good Husband Material). Perfectly Good Husbands may wear ugly shoes (at least until you make ‘after-purchase repairs’, but they may be good people, are kind to animals, and have all the ‘options’ that are perfect for you,” says Janice.
Read the Label: You wouldn’t buy a face cream without reading the back of the bottle, right? Do the same with men. Use the Internet to know a guy’s history—is he married, or a player, or both? “Also, look for signs that a guy is a lemon. Seems to have no friends? Is disrespectful to waiters? Forgets every story you tell? Time to go back to the store!”
Pick the Classic: “Look for a guy who will withstand the test of time—the guy-equivalent of a little black dress,” says Janice. “You want values and sincerity, not trendy packaging.”
Shop Alone: “If there is one dress on sale and you both want it, that’s an issue,” says Janice. “This applies to dating as well.”
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