Making waves on social media about two months ago was a ‘daddy advice’ from Barack Obama, former US president.

Dan Pfeiffer, ex-adviser to Obama, shared some of the former US president’s advice on marriage in a book titled ‘Yes We Still Can’.

The advice represents practical features to look out for in a partner.

Given Obama’s 26 years in marriage, one must not take the tips with a pinch of salt.

According to the US president, these three questions, when answered correctly, are the ultimate guide to choosing a life partner.

Here is Obama’s ‘secret recipe’ for marriage.

Question 1: Do you find the person interesting?

The truth about finding a partner interesting is that beyond their flaws, we find in them even the tiniest detail of their personality,
opinions, choices and principles.

Quoting Obama, Pfeiffer wrote: “You will spend more time with this person than anyone else for the rest of your life, and there is nothing more important than always wanting to hear what she has to say about things.”

Question 2: Do they make you laugh?

Being with a partner who has a shared sense of humour and interest is Obama’s advice in choosing the right partner. This translates to being with a partner who is first of all, a friend, companion, and then partner.

Question 3: Will they make a good parent?

Obama’s third advice is knowing that a partner will make a good parent. In many ways, getting this assurance is obtainable through being aware of a partner’s compatibility with others. How they treat their friends, family and even colleagues.

“I don’t know if you want kids, but if you do, do you think she will be a good mum? Life is long. These are the things that really matter over the long term,” Obama was quoted as saying.

The most interesting thing about Obama’s advice is that it stares at us right in the face, hoping we find out the most important guides in choosing a life partner.

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