The one thing you can always count on (even if it doesn’t sound like it half the time) is that your aunties always have your best interests at heart — and no one wants to see you marry someone you won’t be able to get along with in the long run.
Here our trusty Singaporean aunties tell us what qualities they think are important for a man to have in order to make him marriage material. These wise (and often funny) words are good to know! File this one away for when you and your S.O are getting super serious.
“You shouldn’t be looking at his good qualities. You should be looking at the worst parts of him and think about whether you can live with that for the rest of your life.”
“People will say that love is everything – but if he can’t even support himself, then that’s a deal breaker.”
“I will always tell my kids: you will know when you get stomach flu and have to share one toilet with him.”
“When he treats your parents or siblings well. Very important because he’ll be part of the family, you don’t want him to feel awkward or excluded. That applies for his side too.”
“Someone once told me that if you can stand their farts, then can liao. But to me, it’s always been about having a good character. They should be caring, sensitive… and have a good education.”
This article was originally featured in Cleo Singapore.