Thursday, 28 January 2010

Finding Mr Right: Should Women Settle for Mr Good Enough?

In PR, ‘good enough’ is never good enough. At Cirkle we strive for perfection or, at least, the best we can possibly deliver for our clients and the media. So if we apply this to our business lives, why should our personal lives be any different?

The American author Lori Gottlieb disagrees in her new book, ‘Marry Him: The Case for Settling For Mr Good Enough’. She argues that after the age of 30, women should stop looking for The One and simply settle for any of the “perfectly acceptable but uninspiring" men that women reject during their search for the perfect man.She says: “My advice is this: settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't ditch a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling 'Bravo!' in movie theatres. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go.”

A hopeless romantic I may be, but I believe it is a sad world if women, or even men for that matter, can’t aspire to find true love and find that one person that they want to share the rest of their lives with. Yes, passion fades and the reality of life sets in, but what you are left with (hopefully) is a long lasting love, friendship and almost definitely the art of compromise.

But my question to you is: is that so wrong? We set ourselves such high standards in the world of business, why should we not have equally high standards in the world of love? After all, the bonuses are much better.

Bookmark and Share

1 comment: