I want to be liked, and so do you.
I want to be one half of a strong, fulfilling, fun, connected couple.
This outcome relies on finding a person who can mesh with me, and I with her, without rounding too many edges.
A couple works best when the minimum amount of lubricant aka: accommodation keeps the gears whirring nicely. (Yes, mechanical lubricant, not the other one.)
Now: how likely is it that I’ll know if someone is right – and if I am right for them – after a few meetings? Small to negligible.
A digital/light-speed approach to finding couplehood might work…but only for a while. I prefer to think of tides, not terabytes; gravity, not Instagram; bound books, not downloads.
I am still a carbon animal, not a silicon robot.