Questions You Must Ask


We live in a digital world today. Online dating is everywhere and unfortunately we may not know what we are getting until it's a little too late. I believe there are critical questions we must ask if we are planning on embarking on a relationship with anyone on the very first date, especially if we no longer have time to wander the wilderness and are extremely serious about having a partner in our lives. I think anyone with any sense and no hidden agenda will appreciate these questions. I have listed these questions in the order of importance (order is entirely my opinion):

  • Question 1: Are you a believer in Jesus Christ and His Work on the Cross? How do you exercise your faith?
  • Question 2: What are your financial statistics? Do you owe any money and who do you owe it to and in what amount(s)?
  • Question 3: Have you ever been charged of a crime, including misdemeanors? If the answer is yes, when did this occur?
  • Question 4: What line of work are you in and do you earn enough to cover your needs and current financial responsibilities? What is your view on retirement? Are you preparing adequately for it?
  • Question 5: Do you have any health conditions I need to be aware of? What kind of medications are you taking?
  • Question 6: What are the kinds things you do to strengthen your spirit, body and mind?
  • Question 7: Do you know what your IQ is? (An IQ less than 100 - meaning in the double-digits - is not bad in and of itself, it'll just be nice to know.)
Knowing the answer to these questions sets a foundation that you can build on. It does you no good to invest time and money in a relationship only to find out three or six months down the line that there are a plethora of problems that you are not equipped to handle. What one would accept as an acceptable answer is not necessarily dedicated here - it is absolutely personal. What is a red flag to you might not be a red flag to me.

Get into the habit of asking the right kind of questions as soon as possible. It will save you a lot of time and heartache in the long run. Trust me!

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