What do you need from a partner?

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TeaEarlGreyHot
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06 Aug 2011, 5:39 pm

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And if love wasn't 'needed', you wouldn't even been born in the first place. Sex with total strangers who get children together is so boring, don't you agree?


No, love isn't a need though it fills something nothing else can.

Maybe not, but I guess that most of our parents where in love when they got us, don't you think? If that wasn't the case, then we would never exist.


Love didn't create us. Sex did.


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06 Aug 2011, 5:52 pm

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So Grisha... what would you need in order to have a partner?


Understanding, intellectual stimulation, laughter, respect, maybe a little admiration, and hot, hot sex... :wink:



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06 Aug 2011, 5:53 pm

Understanding, patience, support, guidance, exceptance.



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06 Aug 2011, 6:07 pm

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Maybe not, but I guess that most of our parents where in love when they got us, don't you think? If that wasn't the case, then we would never exist.


This might depend on where and when.

It's also possible a child was the result when a man and a woman got bored for a few minutes :eew:



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06 Aug 2011, 6:10 pm

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But seriously i need someone who can support me emotionally. I have a couple of friends who do this for me, but they are in relationships and i feel i shouldn't lean on them too much because that isn't fair. They have their own girlfriends, it makes me feel like i'm having emotional affairs. I need a guy of my own to talk to about stuff, someone who can comfort me, someone who can reason with me and make me see sense when i am swept up in uncontrolable emotions.

I need someone who i can comfortably share my life with someone with similar values, but i also need someone with their own strong point of view who can challenge me and discuss interesting things with me or i will feel unfulfilled. I need someone i can trust and whom i respect.

I need someone physical, i need hugs, to put it mildly. I can't be with someone who doesn't like touch. Although i come across as someone who doesn't like touch so no one knows thats what i really want from a guy.

I need someone kind and caring and willing to listen. I need someone who doesn't judge me. I need someone who likes me, loves me back. Someone who i enjoy being around, someone who makes me laugh. Someone quirky.


It sounds like you've put in a lot of thought to make an actionable list. Well done.

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I have all this in a friend of mine, but he's taken. I need someone of my very own.


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06 Aug 2011, 6:29 pm

understanding communication blunt honesty and she has to be as anti social as I or it will not work due to her wanting more attention and time than i am comfortable offering


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06 Aug 2011, 6:33 pm

My husband is great! He's just what I need! He interacts with my stuffed animals with me!! He loves my quirks, and encourages my rants and theories! :wink:


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06 Aug 2011, 7:36 pm

Grisha wrote:
TeaEarlGreyHot wrote:
So Grisha... what would you need in order to have a partner?


Understanding, intellectual stimulation, laughter, respect, maybe a little admiration, and hot, hot sex... :wink:


Why hello there. :wink:


My list is simple.

1. For myself and my children to not be abused.


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07 Aug 2011, 3:34 am

There are a number of wants I have for a girlfriend. I only have one need, though: I need to be able to trust her completely. I need to be know that she will have my back whatever bad thing happens.


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07 Aug 2011, 4:24 am

Understanding, acceptance and being there for me.



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07 Aug 2011, 7:35 am

I need to know what the other person’s expectations are of me; if these change I need to be informed. If I don’t know what the expectations are, I will have a much harder time meeting them.

I need for him to know what he can realistically give me and if he finds he cannot do what he says he can, then I would like to be informed.

I need for him to be able to define with me the “rules” of the relationship and then be able to follow them.

All of those things require honesty, and for him to know himself and what he is capable of

I need consistency

I need equity

I need for him to ask questions if he doesn’t understand my needs

I need to be able to trust that he is committed to the relationship

I need monogamy

I need sexual attraction



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07 Aug 2011, 9:27 am

I don't like the idea of needing someone to be a certain way or do certain things.


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07 Aug 2011, 9:44 am

HONESTY.
Being honest on all levels is the main need.
It would be a very special man who could fill the need of love in my life and also my children.
One can hope.
If he is honest, that will be the only thing strong enough to be the base for this kind of love. Trust is the foundation of love as I see it. Trust comes through honesty, love builds on trust. It will have to be a strong foundation to build the love of a whole family, not just a couple in my situation.



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07 Aug 2011, 12:26 pm

anna-banana wrote:
I don't like the idea of needing someone to be a certain way or do certain things.


Do you mind if i ask why? As long as you don't try and change a person and try and make them into someone they are not to selfishly satisfy yourself i see no problem with deciding what needs i have and looking for someone with the kind of personality and lifestye that will work with my life to make us harmoniously fit together. If we disagree on things i accept that we will both need to be the kind of people who can talk things through and reach a compromise.

Of course i accept that i will have to meet what he needs in a relationship to make it work, it isn't all about me. Someone will hopefully look at me one dt and think she's got the qualities i need in a relationship.



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07 Aug 2011, 1:13 pm

Gentleness. Emotional intimacy. Humour. A tolerance for Star Trek/Buffy. The ability to make a decent cup of tea.