I prefer fixed.
Men. Mortgage rates. I prefer them both fixed. LOL! Naughty. But seriously - I would never be in an open variable, and I'm a big blend & extender when it comes to mortgages as well, rather than refinancing with lower rates. Am excited for this next step in our portfolio - real estate, precious metals - things that exist in the real world are the best investments. And a house is skookum because you can LIVE in your investment. We have a back-up contingency plan of being able to rent out two/three bedrooms of our five bedroom home comfortably as well (have done this before to save up for a new furnace, etc without it affecting the quality of our life).
Good financial management is easier than good relationship management at times, but it's all the same principles. Communicate, do your research, talk, think about what you want, manifest your desires prudently and with consciousness.