Well, after 6 months with someone I truly thought was "the one", I find myself back on the dating scene.
Yes, getting dumped hurt. A lot. Fortunately, my life is filled with genuinely caring women who have (aside from "I told you so's!") been by my side to keep me from really feeling hurt.
You'd think a guy with mainly FEMALE best friends would be a little better at "reading into" women that most, but I was totally blindsided. I admit it, I can't figure women out for anything, no matter HOW many women I have giving me advice. I guess I should consider myself lucky to have such a strong "support system" in my life...
But......I'm still looking for someone. And now, I know what I want. Here's a simple breakdown of what I want:
1. Honest 2. Affectionate 3. Committed (to the relationship) 4. Intelligent 5. GREAT sense of humor 6. Romantic 7. Attractive (in MY eyes)
In the past, I've settled for 4-5 of the above traits, but no more. I want it all. My last girlfriend had them all, except #3. She kept me around "as a convenience", and all of my friends warned me about this, and I didn't listen until it was too late and I was heartbroken.......
But since then, I've grown so much as a person, and have a whole new perspective on things.