On Marrying "Smart"

Did you marry smart? How do you know if you did?

The COO of Facebook’s husband Sheryl Sandberg passed away last week. His name was David Goldberg and he was a technology great in his own right. She always credited him for her success in life. In her book Lean In, Sheryl says that the smartest thing a woman can do is marry smart.

When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated and ambitious. Someone who values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier.

Sheryl Sandberg

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