Finding someone who takes care of you isn't true love; it's finding someone who connects with your soul.
There's more to love than just having someone for your Saturday night dates, having a 'plus one' for that fancy dinner, or even sharing the same roof. Over the years, I have seen the different ways in which the spark in a relationship can die out, and I also know that you would need something more meaningful for a lasting partnership. What I want, is a kind of love that's as deep as it is honest. As rare as it may be, I know that there's someone out there who can give me that kind of love.
Having someone to love only becomes more meaningful when I know that my partner is my most trusted friend. That's when I know that my problems will become their problems and my needs will become their needs, because that's exactly what I'm going to do for them.
I've had partners before and I know how wonderful it is to have someone care about you. I want to find that one person whom I can connect with, physically and emotionally. Yes, someone who makes me feel butterflies but would also be my partner-in-crime.
When I throw myself into that person's arms, I know that it will feel like home, safe and comforting, giving me a rush of warmth that crawls through my body from one end to the other. Having someone whom you love and would love you back is great. But there's something so much more fulfilling when you find your soulmate, someone who can excite you and give you that passionate love nobody else can.
As special as my relationships in the past may have been, there was always this feeling of something missing, like there was something that felt incomplete. I want the kind of partner who would be thrilled like me at the sound of an adventure and also love spending a lazy Sunday in the comfort of our bed. The secrets that I can't tell anyone, I know that I can share with my soulmate and still know that they will love me no matter what. They might be the one who teases me every chance they get but also loves me fiercely without holding back.
I want a person who isn't afraid to give me a real commitment; someone who won't just support me because every partner is supposed to be encouraging, but because they truly want to see me succeed. I don't want someone who will say nice things because they think that's what I want to hear. I want someone who will be honest with me even when the truth is bitter. That person would take pride in watching me chase after my dreams, but also won't be afraid to hold my hand and move together forward.
Most of all, I want a partner who's brave enough to know my past and accept what I've been through. I don't want them to give me a relationship that's perfect, I want them to give the relationship the same effort and understanding that I'm willing to give. A relationship is not about finding someone who will take care of you; it is about being with someone who lets you be vulnerable with no shame, and will still stand by you during the tough times.
It's about finding someone who will love you for who you are, strengths and flaws and everything in between. To the person who's willing to do this for me, I promise them that I will give them my entire world, stretch out my universe to include them just as they are. Together, there wouldn't be anything that would stop us from filling our lives with the happiness we both deserve.
When I do finally find that one person, not only will I know that every moment spent with them will be precious, but I'd be sure that I would want to spend a lifetime by their side. It's okay if I haven't found you yet. Waiting a little while longer would be worth it.