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The 41 qualities of an ideal husband

I believe that the movement of stars has less of an influence on my personality than does a game of pool.

I lived with a woman who had a list of 41 characteristics that she'd consider elements of her ideal mate. (She's now married to a normal man.)

What was funny was that it's 41 — not "40." It's a real, whole list, and not a rounded-off number — a real wish list.

It's funny. We think of women as emotional; sentimental. And here we have a woman with a list of 41 qualities.

She's not the oddball, either. Well, 41, yes — that's odd; but she's not the only woman who has a checklist that she uses in her quest for the proper mate.

Or, at least, a list that she thinks that she uses.