When I first met my husband, I was a frazzled high school senior trying to plan some last-minute arrangements for homecoming dance.
I stood in the school’s gym, beads of sweat trickling down my back and blew a tuft of hair off of my face as I watched my carefully-organized plans seemingly crumble around me.
And suddenly he was there.
Appearing from behind the dusty bleachers, he stood shyly in front of me but the bright blue eyes that met mine were steady and unwavering.
“How can I help?” he asked.
It was in that first moment that I felt my heart start to melt. A little Ms. Independent, typical type-A personality, I wasn’t used to people offering—or accepting—help. And the fact that was he willing to go out of his way to help a virtual stranger, especially one with bad highlights and an awful fake tan?
I knew he was a keeper.
Which is why I’m convinced that women should put aside the checklists and instead, look for these 8 somewhat surprising qualities on their quests to find Mr. Right.