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Evaluating a partner: three little things

This week, Australian TV host Samantha Armytage was sharing life and love lessons from her new book ‘Shine’  One nugget she relayed was handed down from her grandmother on assessing men.  ‘Watch a man and see how he handles three important things. That will tell you everything you need to know.’  So what were these three things?

A  Rainy Day

Reactions could range from disappointment at ruined plans, pacing the floor with cabin fever right through to happily snuggling up on the couch with a movie or suiting up in weatherproof gear to get out amongst it.

Tangled Christmas Lights

Like assembling flat-packed furniture or locating paperwork for your taxes, untangling Christmas lights would try anyone’s patience.  A lot can be said for being persistent and gradually working out all the kinks in the wires vs cursing the Grinch that stole your festive spirit. The more extravagant amongst us would toss them away and buy a new box.

Lost Luggage

That sinking feeling when the overhead PA calls out your name and asks you to head to baggage services. The frustration of knowing that you are in Sydney and your luggage is in Singapore. Do you take out your anger  on hapless airline staff? Head to the local shops to buy emergency supplies and give a mental vote of thanks to your travel insurance? Calmly unpack your spare set of everything from your hand luggage?


Grandma Armytage was right – you CAN tell a lot from the reaction to these simple things.

What would your 3 tests be?

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