It seems to be human nature to think mostly in the "short-term". Our attraction and feelings come first. However should we assume just because (we're happy) with someone they'd make a great parent? Most people only think about this with the prospect of having a "blended" family or second marriage. If you had the power to go back in time would you have advised your mother or father to choose a different person to co-parent with? I know the knee jerk reaction is to say if it weren't for them you wouldn't be (you). Do you think your parents may have been better "romantic partners" than parents?
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EXACTLY! To reiterate, most people date dumb instead of DATING SMART!
VERY INTELLIGENT WOMAN indeed. Sadly, most people in general date dumb & end up w/ dumb/negative results!
Penny G, I'm sure you're not alone! In fact a lot of us would have chosen different parents for ourselves! :)
Most people while dating don't ask whether or not he or she would be good parent. Our focus is on how they make us feel.