March 15, 2010

Perfectly Imperfect

Mr. Right. The One. Love of your life. Your other half.
There are countless ways to describe the person who most people are looking for. Sad to say, people are always looking for someone perfect.

Admit it or not, we have requirements for someone to be our boyfriend/girlfriend. They must be taller than us, chinito, slim, smart, talented, sweet, attentive, blah blah blah... The list goes on. And as I look at the list, I realize that there is no negative thing there. Everyone is looking for someone perfect, yet they themselves are flawed.

Girls, I think, are especially prone to this sort of thinking. We grew up believing in those stupid fairy tales and handsome, dashing Prince Charmings who'll sweep us off our feet with romantic gestures. We end up desperately searching for someone who'll fit into metaphorical glass slippers, not noticing the one wearing sneakers.

Just because the person we fall for is imperfect, doesn't mean that you'e settling for less. So what if he's a bit shorter than you? So what if he's less affectionate than you would like? So what if he can be insensitive sometimes? So what if he's a poor dresser? So what if he's a pessimist and you're an optimist? So what?

If he makes you happy, if he's good for you, then you're perfect—for each other.

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