There’s something I need to tell you. Something that’s taken me two-and-a-half years to put into words.
Character does not mean being overly pious or self-righteous; it means having personal integrity. Speaking frankly from my own experience, I have never (ever) broken up with anyone because they didn’t make enough money, didn’t have the right job or pedigree, or because I simply wasn’t attracted anymore. In each and every ended relationship, I’ve chosen to walk rather than stay based on this one simple, yet important, principle: my counterpart’s quality of character was just not up to snuff. Conversely, over the past several years I’ve dated a fair share of millionaires, models, CEOs, professional athletes and pseudo-celebrities, and what I must tell you is that no amount of fame or fortune can induce me (seduce me?) to settle for someone whose personal morals, values, and beliefs do not firmly mirror and even challenge my own.