The Ones Be­fore THE ONE

You thought he had po­ten­tial, but he turned out to be a to­tal douchebag. Don’t de­spair, says David Smiedt, as Mr. Wrong could ac­tu­ally help you find Mr. Right.

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Lis­ten up, ladies. The right man for you is out there but I’m not go­ing to lie – chances are you won’t recog­nise Mr. Hap­pily Ever Af­ter without a few Mr. WTF Was I Think­ing? to com­pare him to. It’s not all bad news and cold sores though. Each of the can­di­dates here have a les­son to of­fer. Some lessons may be emo­tion­ally painful; other lessons merely em­bar­rass­ing, but all will help you reach re­la­tion­ship hap­pi­ness. Even­tu­ally.


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THE CA­REER DUDE Fact: Am­bi­tion is sexy. Any per­son who will do what it takes to get to the top has an un­de­ni­able al­lure. He will woo you hard and pitch for your,

ahem, busi­ness, but once the con­tract is closed you will go from prized as­set to back-room staff.

The Take-Home Les­son: He may know a great deal about en­snar­ing you, but keep­ing you (happy) is where the real tal­ent lies. That isn’t go­ing to hap­pen when you’re his se­cond pri­or­ity.

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