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15th Jul 2018

Obama’s three questions you should ask before you marry someone

Jade Hayden

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If you’re looking for relationship advice, you know who to go to.

Not your mate, not your parents, not some idiot who runs an agony aunt column but doesn’t really know anything about relationships and is not at all qualified to be giving you advice about your love life.

Nah, none of those people would be any good.

You’re better off hitting up Barrack Obama, tbh.

He doesn’t just seem to have a happy enough marriage, but he’s also taking it upon himself to give some well-needed relationship advice to some people that was then graciously shared on the internet for all to read.


According to the former president, there are three questions that you need to ask yourself before you consider marrying someone.

And surprisingly, not any of them are: ‘Do you love this person?’ Shame.

Obama says his three questions are:

1. Are they someone you find interesting?

“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.”

2. Do they make you laugh?


3. Will they be a good parent?

“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.”

Fair, Obama, fair.

Obama’s questions were shared by Twitter user Amanda Litman who correctly asserted that his advice was “better than 99 percent of advice columns on the internet.”

We’d be inclined to agree, yeah.