Fred was 32 years old and he was still single.

One day a friend asked, “Why aren’t you married? Can’t you find a woman who will be a good wife?”

Fred replied, “Actually, I’ve found many women that I have wanted to marry, but when I bring them home to meet my parents, my mother doesn’t like them.”

His friend thinks for a moment and says, “I’ve got the perfect solution, simply find a girl who’s just like your mother.”

A few months later they met again and his friend said, “Did you find the perfect girl? Did your mother like her?”

With a frown on his face, Fred answered, “Yes, I found the perfect girl. She was just like my mother. You were right; my mother liked her very much.”

The friend said, “Then what’s the problem?”

Fred replied, “My father didn’t like her!”