Like many of you — not BitterGayMark though, who, apparently, doesn’t believe in love and romance and fairytales — I watched and loved the Royal Wedding this weekend. I didn’t watch it live but waited until that night after the kids went to sleep and I could get lost in the spectacle (and love and romance and fairytale) of it all, without interruption. And then I promptly spent an hour or two Googling Meghan Markle, who I had thus far managed to avoid learning anything about except that she was on some TV show.
Anyway, I found an interview that I think Meghan and Harry gave shortly after they announced their wedding that a lot of you have probably seen where they talk about how they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend and Meghan just had one question for her friend before the set-up: “Is he nice? Because if he wasn’t kind, I didn’t really see there was any point.” And I thought that was so sweet! It reminded me of when Drew and I were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend (we are SO similar to the duke and duchess of Sussex!) and I wanted to know if he was funny because, if he wasn’t, I didn’t think we’d be a good match. To this day, Drew’s sense of humor remains one of my favorite things about him. I also like his generosity, loyalty, and sense of responsibility. Also, he’s nice.
What traits are most important to you in a significant other? If you were being set up on a blind date and could only ask one question about your date, what would it be?