Someone asked me recently what I look for and what I think about love. I compiled a list of one or two sentences over a weeks time and this was the result:
In a serious, long-term relationship I want personal growth. I want equality, not dominance. I want real love from her, not mere dizzy obedience. In a long-term partner, I want a woman who demands respect, who has her own opinions, goals and ideals. I want a woman who wants to be an equal partner with me, who will support me in everything I do and receive the same in return from me. I enjoy life most when it’s the two of us working together, focusing our energies on improving both our lives instead of me expending energy keeping her uncomfortable and her expending energy trying to keep me happy.