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Michelle Obama says you ‘can’t Tinder your way into a long term relationship’ as she shares love advice


Michelle Obama and former US President Barack married in October 1992 and have two kids (Picture: REUTERS)

Michelle Obama has offered some advice on romantic relationships and, quite frankly, we’re listening.

The wife of former US President Barack Obama summed things up in a recent episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast: ‘You can’t Tinder your way into a long-term relationship.’

The 56-year-old also said: ‘There’s no magic way to make [marriage] 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.’

Michelle married Barack on October 3 1992.

They are parents to Malia Ann, 22, and Sasha, 19.

The former First Lady recalled joking that: ‘There were times that I wanted to push Barack out of the window.

Michelle, Barack and their daughters pictured in 2015 (Picture: Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

‘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. And these periods can last a long time. They can last years.’

‘Young couples, they face these challenges and they’re ready to give up because they think they’re broken,’ the Becoming author went on.

Barack and Michelle on their wedding day in 1992 (Picture: AP Photo/Obama for America)

‘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.’

We’re loving the honesty, MB.

Michelle was this year the subject of Netflix documentary Becoming.

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