First of all, how come the text in the "editing box" had shrunk (when editing), and why is the line spacing so much "wider" now?
In my own case, as I have told Sparky before, though with less details...
We started with (cold) mutual respect and admiration, no immediate feeling of any love (or lust) yet ... then we found out the various good and bad about each other as we dated, and as we got closer, we made some attempts to convince each other to change,
based on what is the ideal in our own minds ... then we fought about whether the other was correct about such ideal (hahaha, that was fun) ... we eventually made some small adjustments and decided to settle down and I proposed to her at my b-day dinner in
2003 and got married in July :)
I dont often tell her about my past GF, but she knows that she is not the one I love most, on the other hand, she knows that she is the one I want to spend my life with ... the other night, we were having dinner after work, and this old (western) couple
at the next table were ordering from the menu, and we joked about whether we could survive each other to live that long ...
Like I might have hinted before, for me anyway, "love" should not be just about (instant) attraction nor is it some kind of conquer or "ownership" ... "love" grows from a need, a (abstract) void that needs to filled, but such void is different for each individual,
therefore I believe that there can only be certain individual (or a very small number) that can fill your own void, i.e. be careful using the word "love", and be even more careful when that person in your life says "love" to MANY people :)
It's her b-day today, going to get some flowers and things now, shhh, dont tell her, ok?