Wednesday's Washington Post carried a Style section article on "when to dump your date," or the "deal breakers" then men and women have. Post reporter Lois Romano used her daughters Jenna and Kristen Holmes. One checks out a guy's bookshelf to see if he's a reader or just has old high school textbooks taking up space. "Guys are getting stupider and stupider," she said.
The other insisted on a kind of Comedy Central literacy: "For me, a guy has to at least know of 'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report.' If they don't, well, they're really out of it."
Romano's daughters also insisted the men in tneir lives will have to be decent cooks: one, because she can't cook, and the other one, because she's looking for a responsible male: "Theres something very charming about a guy who can cook. It says to me, independence, confidence, unfazed by gender roles..."