Some advice I got, then altered, then gave.
“Do you think that he’s a good guy? Should she date him again?”
“I mean, he’s a person. So he’s a jerk sometimes, and he does STUPID things sometimes. But I think, I’m learning, that…
Everyone is a jerk. And everyone does stupid things sometimes. So when you find the stupid-thing-doing-jerk that you love so much that you don’t notice the stupid things, (and hopefully, they aren’t as bothered by your stupid-things-doing-jerkiness either) that’s the one you marry.
Or something like that.”