Every once in a while – on very rare occasions – we meet the woman of our dreams. It's always unexpected and almost never at a convenient point in our lives, but she appears nonetheless and changes your life forever.
The dynamics between man and woman have been gradually changing for the past few decades, but the essence of the partnership basically remains the same.
We are designed by nature in a way that allows two such opposites to join and make a whole. Finding your other half is a journey of its own – usually a grueling one at that.
If you are lucky enough to find that woman, that rare sunflower growing on a barren desert, then do right by yourself and hold on to her as tightly as you can – never, ever let her go.
Not all of us were so wise when we met the loves of our lives… and believe me when I say that we're regretting it. If she has any combination of these 12 qualities then you should never let her go:
1. She's smarter than you.
Every man needs a smarter woman to help him get through life in one piece. They say that behind every great man is a greater woman – they aren't lying. Without woman, man is little more than an ego-trip.
Enter a smarter woman into his life and suddenly that ego has a purpose, a direction, and the wisdom not to screw everything up.
2. She's beautiful.
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder – as long as you find her to be incredibly beautiful, according to your definition, then she is worth holding on to.
I feel that these days we have those that put too much emphasis on beauty and then those that are rebelling against the concept and giving little to no importance to beauty.
Beauty is something that has been reveled upon since humans had eyes; it's not something that we should be ashamed of, but rather something we should learn to appreciate properly.
3. She's kind and nurturing.
Good people are kind people. If she isn't kind then she isn't worthy of taking up a part of your life. Being a woman, being nurturing is very important as well. Some people may not want children.
In some relationships the man may be more nurturing than the woman. Nevertheless, women are born with/develop maternal instincts with age. If you wish to one day start a family then you want to be sure you found a woman who wants to be, and is suited to become, a mother.
4. She's vivacious.
Life gets difficult from time to time. It can get boring and monotonous just as well.
Women weren't created to entertain men – if anything, it's probably the other way around – but having a woman who is lively, energetic and hungry for adventure will add a dynamic to your life that will only make you happier.
5. She loves you with all her heart.
This is, by far, the most important quality any woman can have. When a woman loves you she loves you with her entire soul. It's not the same sort of love that men experience – men always were and always will be more egocentric than women.
Women, on the other hand, have the uncanny ability to devote themselves entirely to the person(s) they love. If you find a woman that truly loves you then you found the greatest gift in the universe.
6. She's willing to make compromises.
People are stubborn – both male and female alike. We like things the way that we like them and aren't especially open to making changes we don't deem necessary to make. However, relationships require making compromises.
It's just the way things have to work if you want them to work. Finding a woman who will make compromises is only half the battle, however. You're going to have to make them just as well.
7. She feels like home.
Being in love, deeply in love, is like finding your place in the world, your home, for the first time in your life. It's knowing that you are exactly where you ought to be and that there is nowhere in the world you'd rather be.
If you look into her eyes and see your soul reflected in them, then you're home. Don't ever leave.
8. She is more than happy to tell you when you're wrong.
Every man – and I mean every man – needs a woman who will call him out on his sh*t. Guys have an uncanny ability to make poor decisions and do stupid things.
Finding a woman who will keep you on track and tell you when you're wrong can very well make or break your life.
9. She is strong, but feminine.
All people have a slightly different taste for the women they are attracted to – but they are all a combination of strength and femininity. A strong woman is a partner every man needs.
A feminine woman is… well, a woman. The two aren't opposites. In fact, they are often one and the same – when found in a woman that knows how to hold her ground and be proud of who she is.
10. She's passionate.
A life filled with passion is a life worth living. But living a life of passion alone is basically impossible. Passion exists between two living things – usually, in some way or another, between two individuals.
The beauty of passion is that it's rather contagious. It's the world's most revered pathogen.
11. She's driven.
I understand that some men want women to be stay-at-home wives. I also understand that there are plenty of women who want the very same. This sort of woman isn't for me, but clearly some people are looking for just this.
Nevertheless, you still want a woman that is driven. If she wants to stay at home, cook, clean, and take care of the children, then make sure she's the kind of woman that wants to be the best stay-at-home mom she could possibly be. Without drive, there is no purpose.
12. She means the world to you.
Sometimes we love a person beyond imagination and we aren't sure why. To be truthful, you don't really need a reason. If you love her and can't imagine your life without her, then don't allow yourself to lose her.
If she means that much to you, then understand that she means that much to you. Too often people don't realize what the other person means to them until they lose them. We always think that there will be another chance, that it's possible that the two of you will one day reconnect.
Maybe. But the opposite is also true. You may have lost her forever. You may suffer for years and years because you let go of the most important thing in your life. Don't take the risk.
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