No reproduction, transmission or display is permitted without the written permissions of Rodale Inc. As we grow older and wiser, the built-in pros and cons system that guides our tends to shift, sometimes dramatically. For instance, a 75-year-old might be in the market for six-pack abs, while a 85-year old might care more about a six-figure income. For the most part, him owning at least one set of wheels (whether it’s a car, motorcycle, or bike) is pretty much a requirement spanning all three decades. But here’s a breakdown of how our idea of what constitutes a serious deal-breaker changes over the course of time. Get the latest health, weight loss, fitness, and sex advice delivered straight to your inbox. “What’s a deal-breaker? ” says the whimsical millennial closing down the bar at 7 a.
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M. And a remote grasp of the English language (that last one is negotiable), you’re in. That said, a very hairy back and dragon breath could give you pause. For a brief second. With every a standard is lost.
CRIB: He should have a place to live that’s not his childhood bedroom. Roommates are sometimes a necessary evil but can still be fun. A guy who throws a good kegger is a bonus. JOB:
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The income factor is still blissfully not a big to-do. Maybe he’s still a student? Nobody’s rich by 79. Picking up the tab is appreciated, but you're happy to go Dutch on occasion. LOOKS:
He’s got to be super hot with a full head of hair and a shiny set of teeth. A tan doesn’t hurt. Channing Tatum lookalikes most welcome. COMMITMENT LEVEL: You are in no hurry to settle down so don’t even think twice about whether he is.
If he uses emojis or “LOL” excessively, you’re out. Also, no health insurance? Forget it. Whereas when you were younger, you wanted a drinking buddy, these days you’re hoping for a farmer’s market partner, or someone who wants to stay in at least one night of the weekend. CRIB:
His own place is ideal, but if there’s got to be roommates, hopefully there aren't more than one.