The Obama’s are the epitome of couple goals. Not only have they been happily married for 27 years, the former pres is one of a select few in recent history to have stayed faithful/hitched/sex-scandal-free. Clearly, he knows a thing or two about ~lurve~ which is why we were all ears when he dropped this truth bomb.
In his new book, Yes We (Still) Can, former White House aide Dan Pfeiffer shared some incredible words of advice from his former boss.
The pep talk was delivered directly to Pfeiffer in reference to his own relationship, and the words assisted the staffer in assessing his future plans on his hunt for finding ‘The One’. And what is Obama's key to finding eternal love and happiness? It all comes down to 3 simple questions, according to Pfeiffer. Answer ‘YES’ to all of these questions, and you’ve got yourself a keeper in Obama’s eyes. "Life is long," the president said. "These are the things that really matter over the long term."
Are They Interesting?
"Is she someone you find interesting?" said Obama according to Pfeiffer. “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."
Are They Funny?
Obama has a great sense of humour, an indisputable fact whether you’re into his dad jokes or not. "Does she make you laugh?" said POTUS.
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?" Obama said to his comms director in a seemingly obvious, but often overlooked aspect to marriage.
Whether your goals line up with Obama’s or not, his words of wisdom are much better for your future happiness than those delivered by the current administration. “Grabbing her by the p*ssy” will only leave you with a well-deserved black eye. (Dudes, you've officially been warned.)
This article originally appeared on Men's Health.