To my eternal shame, my new flatmates have got me watching a trashy TV show called Millionaire Matchmaker. As part of the show, people are encouraged to lay out their "five non-negotiables": the five things they look for in a romantic partner, the lack of which automatically disqualifies someone from consideration. As trashy as the show is, this is also kinda fun to think about. So: what are your five non-negotiables? For me, a potential partner must: 1. Be well-educated. 2. Be physically fit (healthily fit, not necessarily athletic). 3. Want to have kids one day. 4. Be career focused. 5. Have liberal values (in the sense of being non-conservative as opposed to the sense of being left wing).