I wish we had a Kelly Blue Book for dating used partners. Like, say, a famous single guy, who's been married eight times. Is he a lemon-or could he, with right new driver, go the distance? How about one who cheats on his-terminally ill wife in front of the entire country, then denies the love child? Or a high-powered career woman who, after getting dumped by her lover, snaps-and gives Fatal Attraction's Glenn Close a run for her bunny?
Would you-and should you-go out with these people?
Don't be fooled by the "endowment effect," warns sexologist and couples counselor Eric Marlowe Garrison. He's referring to an economic principle that, when applied to romance, means you can't judge a guy by how much the last gal stuck by him. "People tend to over-value a relationship when they're in it. But to you, the guy could have serious flaws."
Let's look at a few famous cases:
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