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Source: ‘That terrorist is not your Prince Charming!’: Cosmo warns Russian women against ISIS temptation

“A woman who is lonely or dissatisfied in her personal relationship is the ideal candidate for recruitment,” says the article, arranged in a helpful question and answer format. “All of a sudden fate will bring… a Prince Charming, a rock, a man with whom you can build a solid and happy future. This is not how it will actually work out.”

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rock

NOUN

  1. used in similes and metaphors to refer to someone or something that is extremely strong, reliable, or hard

As stated after the comma: a man with whom you can build a solid and happy future.

Modern homes are built on a foundation. First a big hole is dug in the ground, then it is leveled off, and a foundation is built using concrete. The home is then build upon this concrete foundation.

Rock is being used as a synonym for Foundation.

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The original article uses a Russian saying "как за каменной стеной", literally "like behind a rock wall", which refers to a husband as strong, reliable, and safe as a fortress wall.

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This might be a reference to the biblical metaphor of building one's house on a rock.

"a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

-- Matthew 7:24-25, NKJV

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