Post # 1
You often hear about whether a girl is “marriage material” or not. You know, someone will say “Oh, she’s a hottie, but totally not marriage material,”or “She’s a lovely girl – I think she’s marriage material!” etc
What do you think when you hear that express? What, in your view, makes a girl “marriage material”?
Post # 3
I think what is meant is that the person in question will be a good spouse and parent. So if the “hottie” in question is the girl who sleeps around with every guy and goes out drinking every night and has a lot of credit card debt… yeah, she’s probably not going to be considered “marriage material”.
Post # 4
I’m not sure exactly….something along the lines of a good personality with a good head on her shoulders…who is going somewhere and who is down to earth. My younger sister and her best friend Jake have always been thought of as the friends who will someday get hitched. My family and my boyfriend have mentioned that they “should just date” because “it’s going to happen anyways…” and what Jake told me the last time my bf said it to him a couple months ago was “Erin (my sister) is not temporary girlfriend material….she’s marriage material.” as in, he won’t date her at the time because he’s not ready to settle down, and she would be.
Post # 5
Every culture and society has predisposed notions of what is acceptable/unacceptable in a marriage partner.
In American culture, a suitable male mate:
1. Is financially stable
2. Has a good temperment
3. Is handsome
4. Drive, generous
5. Socially adept, etc.
Suitable female mate:
1. Cooks well
2. Has the ability to produce offspring
3. Can keep the house clean
4. Has the potential to be a loving mother
5. Has a sweet disposition, etc.
Every culture is different, but they all have expectations of what the “perfect” man and woman consist of.
Post # 6
@Edelweiss: I agree with you about the good spouse, but thats a hard question. I guess it would mean, someone steady who will stand by her mate through thick & thin ^-^
Post # 7
@Alaric2012: I think everyone has different criteria they would apply to what makes a good spouse, but in most cases, I would imagine it is someone who shares your values and beliefs and is on the same page about future goals.
Post # 8
# 1 Maturity – seen in both the woman and the man.
Post # 9
Probably the sense of doing the right thing, responsibility, presentable, etc.
Post # 10
Someone you can take home to mom.
Ready to settle down, not a party animal, ready for a mature lifestyle, etc.