Los Angeles, November 14: In a series of dating tips, US first Lady Michelle Obama has urged women to look beyond good looks and settle for a man with a good soul. “Cute’s good.
But cute only lasts for so long and then it’s: “Who are you as a person? That’s the advice I would give to women — don’t look at the bankbook or the title. Look at the heart. Look at the soul,” said Michelle, who is married to President Barack Obama for the past 17 years.
The 45-year-old mother of two warned women against marrying “somebody who doesn’t make you completely happy and make you feel whole”, Glamour magazine reported. “Look at how the guy treats his mother and what he says about women. How he acts with children he doesn’t know.
And, more important, how does he treat you? When you’re dating a man, you should always feel good,” said Michelle. She also spoke of the qualities which drew her towards her husband. The couple, who have two daughters, met in 1989 while working in her native Chicago at a law firm.
“He was always special, you know? And not special like: He’s gonna be important, he’s gonna be president. He was special in terms of his honesty, his sincerity, his compassion for other people,” said Michelle.