For others, the “list” may be a bit more mental – and a little more subtle.
And some people – well, their list looks like a freaking sushi menu If you’re single, you may have found yourself wondering if your list of dating requirements is holding you back at all.
"If one person is emotionally unstable, it spoils the whole pot," he says.
"Statistically, it's a very powerful predictor and affects both your satisfaction and stability." Okay, emotional stability, check! If you want to make it work for the long haul, you'd better start accepting your love's obsession and other distinguishing quirks—pronto."Your partner has certain traits that are unlikely to change much over time.," says Tashiro. Is your partner the one you'd write about if you were making your list all over again? Either way, you'll have an answer and, possibly, a new strategy for love.
For example, I’ll see an investment banker and automatically assume he’s a total douchelord based on this bit of information. I’ve never actually taken the time to sit down and write a list.