Common sense (and your mother’s taste) scream yes. Yet many cultures argue it is a better course than total personal choice. Elders won’t be fooled by that tattoo. Or tousled hair. They judge your paramour not only on appearance but by family, character, career prospects, mental fitness, and the potential to create a stable home. This suggests they are weighing long-term outcomes against your thumping heart. Yet we adamantly prefer to choose our partners (and mistakes), thank you. Might it be, perhaps, less risky long-term, to consider an option Mom procures? … [Read more...] about When Is It Worthwhile To Take A Big Risk?