When I asked women what others said about why they were alone, this was the overwhelming favourite. It’s a nice fail-safe, since it’s pretty hard to prove wrong. If he was rude to the waitress, maybe he was having a bad day. ‘Give him another chance!’ is
My friends and I would puzzle over this: were our standards too high? None of us had salary requirements. We weren’t looking for men to support us, although they did need to be able to support themselves. In fact, the only standard that truly mattered to any woman I knew was the one my friend Maneka expressed. “I want a guy who is as sweet and surprising as my friends are, but who I also want to make out with,” she said. I have yet to meet a happily coupled person whose significant other fails to clear this bar.