Make a list. Don’t check it twice.
“Develop your list of non-negotiable” traits for a mate, advised Morse. “I’m not saying that you need to have a 72-point checklist like Julia but I’m looking at the big things: he’s passionate about something, he loves his family, he’s good to his mother. Women stay in bad relationships for too long because they ignore the early warning signs. Look at the type of guy you’re dating and the pattern you’re following and say, I’m only going to date certain guys that meet this [non-negotiable] criteria and if I don’t feel good after that first date, I am not going to go out with them again.”