Michelle Obama: ‘You Can’t Tinder Your Way into a Long-Term Relationship’

by Yah Yah
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Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama used her podcast to dish out some vital dating advice to her listeners — she says Tinder is not the way to go.

“There were times that I wanted to push Barack out of the window. And I say that because it’s like, you’ve got to know the feelings will be intense. But that doesn’t mean you quit,” she said during a recent episode of The Michelle Obama podcast. “And these periods can last a long time. They can last years.”

Obama sat down with talk show host, Conan O’Brien, where she bestowed her sage wisdom on what it truly takes to make a marriage work.

“Young couples, they face these challenges and they’re ready to give up because they think they’re broken,” she shared. “And I just want to say, look, if that breaks a marriage, then Barack and I have been broken off and on, throughout our marriage, but we have a very strong marriage. And if I had given up on it, if I had walked away from it, in those tough times, then I would’ve missed all the beauty that was there as well.”

Obama believes that the courting stage in essential in allowing people to view their potential life partners in an “array of situations.”

“There’s no magic way to make that happen except getting the basics of finding somebody, being honest about wanting to be with them, to date them seriously, to plan on making a commitment, to date them, seeing where it goes, and then making it happen,” she said. “You can’t Tinder your way into a long-term relationship.”

You can listen to the full episode below.

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