I’m A Major Catch, But Only If You’re Ready For A Real Relationship

It took me a long time to build up such a strong sense of self-worth, but I’m finally there. I know what I deserve and I won’t settle anymore. I’m waiting for a real relationship and I won’t give up until I find it. Here’s why I’m the girl of any emotionally mature and grown man’s dreams:

  1. I want something that lasts. I’m not looking for a flash in the pan or a casual fling. I want a compatible partner for a life of happiness and bliss. I’m ready to find my true love in life so that I can share everything I have to offer with him. I’m capable of so much affection and kindness and I need a man who returns that in kind. I don’t have time or energy for silly drama.
  2. I know I deserve a great relationship. Gone are the days when I settled for mediocrity because I had no self-esteem. I’m aware now that I’m far better than that. I have so much going for me and I need someone who appreciates it. I’m a loving and wonderful partner to any man I date, and I deserve the same in return. I’m finally ready for a mature, adult love.
  3. I don’t have a wandering eye. Once a man earns my love and trust, I’ll never go astray. I have no desire to mess up a good thing, and honestly, one guy takes up enough time and energy. I don’t have that much to go around! I don’t even bother looking at other men because I’m perfectly content. My guy can always count on me to love him and be there for him.
  4. I’m loyal AF. I’ll always have my guy’s back no matter what. We’re a team, and a team supports and uplifts one another. He doesn’t have to worry that I’ll speak poorly of him when he’s not around or cut him down in public. If I ever do have issues with what he’s doing, I’ll address it with him privately and talk it out like an adult.
  5. I’m honest even when it’d be easier to lie. I’ve learned that honesty is essential in a relationship, even when it’s tough to hear. I expect my partner to tell me the truth no matter what, and I will do the same. Lying, even if it seems fairly harmless at the time, only hurts both of us in the long run. I’m honest in life and I will be truthful with my boyfriend as well.
  6. I’m genuine. What you see is what you get with me. Someone may love it or hate it, but at least they know it’s real. I refuse to compromise who I am for any man. I did that too many times when I was younger. Now I know the value of waiting for a guy who appreciates my authenticity and is also completely himself. I don’t play games.
  7. I have strong convictions. If a man digs wishy-washy, confused little girls, I’m definitely not right for him. I don’t want that energy in my life. I’m a strong person with bold opinions and beliefs. When a man can go toe-to-toe with me both emotionally and intellectually, I know he’s worth my time. Someday the two of us will find each other.
  8. I’m kind and generous. I used to be too shy to feel proud of these qualities. Now I know how rare they are and I’m more than happy to possess them. I do my best to help anyone who needs it, whether that involves giving them my money, my skills or my time. I know how lucky I am in life compared to a lot of people. I’m the best friend and companion a man will ever have because I genuinely care about others.
  9. I don’t suffer fools. When I finally meet that mature, forthright, compassionate man, he’ll know that I see him for the wonder he is. I don’t waste my time with players or guys who can’t handle me. It’s pointless and it doesn’t do them any favors either. They have a lot to learn before they end up with a woman like me. When I choose a man, he’ll know I did it because I think he’s wonderful.
  10. I’m the best girlfriend ever. No matter what’s happened between me and my past loves, none of them would ever deny that I’m an amazing partner. I take pride in the way I treat those I care about, including my friends, my family and my boyfriend. Once I love a man, I give him my all. I commit to working on and improving our partnership every single day. I know that relationships take work, but I also know that the right guy is definitely worth it. I would go to the moon and back just to make him happy.
A former actress who has always loved the art of the written word, Amy is excited to be here sharing her stories! She just completed her first novel, and is also a contributor for Elite Daily, Dirty & Thirty, and Thought Catalog. Amy is the founder of What If Journey and can be found on Twitter @amyhorton18. You can also visit her website at amyhorton.net.