Dating advice from the First LadyNovember 11, 2009 at 1:44 pm | Posted in Celebrity Relationships, Dating Tips, News | 1 Comment
Tags: Barack Obama, dating advice, interviews, michelle obama
If there’s any dating advice you should listen to, it’s probably Michelle Obama’s. In an interview by Katie Couric for Glamour magazine’s December issue, the First Lady answers readers questions, offers advice on mentoring and style, and even includes a little tip on men:
“Cute’s good. But cute only lasts for so long, and then it’s, Who are you as a person? Don’t look at the bankbook or the title. Look at the heart. Look at the soul…When you’re dating a man, you should always feel good…You shouldn’t be in a relationship with somebody who doesn’t make you completely happy and make you feel whole.”
Not exactly Earth-shattering, but it’s sage advice and refreshing coming from someone who practices what she preaches.
Mrs. Obama is quoted in the Washington Post saying about Barack, “he had no money; he was really broke. He wasn’t ever going to try to impress me with things. His wardrobe was kind of cruddy . . . His first car had so much rust that there was a rusted hole in the passenger door. You could see the ground when you were driving. He loved that car. It would shake ferociously when it would start up. I thought, ‘This brother is not interested in ever making a dime.’ “”
That may have been true at the time, but he did have two Ivy-League schools on his C.V. to let on that their future would be bright.
And if you’re following the Obama relationship playbook hoping to snag a future president of your own, you can ignore the rule about not dating interns — Michelle was Barack’s mentor when he was a first year summer intern (he was 27) and she was a first year associate (she was 25) at Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin.