So, my wife thinks that while Penny is very street-smart, loving as a person and seems to get along with all the guys (plus she's gorgeous), the facts that 1-she didn't study past high school and 2-She pretty much will be tied to her waitress job for years to come, make her not a first choice for a life partner.
However I pointed out that although Priya (while she's also beautiful) has a career, a stable job and I suppose earns good money out of it, she seems to be a little boring. It's been said on the show that she's great at sex (which I suppose is a tie between her and Penny) and that she encourages Leonard to do fun stuff like going to the beach to do some skating. But still, she seems a little "stiff" to me and also doesn't seem to tolerate much of Leonard & friends' geeky ways.
So that's the question: Would you prefer a more relaxed and understanding girl, but with a pretty big chance at being a waitress forever; or would you prefer a career woman, who is very loving but less understanding and a little more uptight?
Or maybe both, a Penny for just-girlfriend stuff and later a Priya for a life partner?