Huh? What? No way! Of COURSE I wasn't Googling this topic for any specific reason. Shut it, @InPlainSight. Don't look at me like that. 😆
I was just feeling a little curious today about what made guys realize they wanted to be with their ladies forever. What takes somebody from girlfriend material all the way up to wife material?
If you're as curious as I am, just ask @InPlainSight how he knew his wife was the one for him (it's a great story, and has a lot to do with melons). Or go ahead and read some of my favorite answers below, presumably said by real men!
They are captivating.
I avoided commitment for a long time because I was scared it would get boring if I stuck with one girl. What changed was one day I thought about my girlfriend and never sleeping with another new girl again and instead of panicking like I’d always done before, I realized I was okay with that. It actually made me happy to think about just being with her. -Colin, 32
They are great conversationalists.
Our first date was supposed to be just coffee. It lasted for 6 hours. I knew at the end of that date. -Stephen, 25
They make the lives of those around them better.
About a year into the relationship I looked in the mirror one day and thought, “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.” And I knew a big part of that was because of her. -Jason, 29
When my mom passed away my girlfriend told me, “we’ll get through this.” At that moment I realized we were a “we,” and I always wanted it to be that way. -Mike, 28
They accept you for who you are.
My whole life I’ve been slightly overweight. Since high school I’ve pretty much been trying to lose weight constantly but never been successful. After being together a year, I made a comment to my then girlfriend like, “Wait until you see me in shape, you’ll think I’m even better.” She looked at me and told me she found me sexy as is. I’d never thought that someone would accept that before. -Peter, 27
They have the same sense of humor.
"Out to the movies with a big group. Stupid movie, but there was only one other person who laughed [when] I laughed. I figured out who she was. We went out. We continued to laugh at all the wrong spots in life. We have been married almost 25 years. Still laughing when no one else does."
They care more about you than about things.
"When her car was damaged in a parking lot while under my care (not at fault) and her first words to me upon seeing the damage were 'Are you ok?' That moment when you discover the woman you're dating cares more for you than an expensive inanimate object is the moment you know." (Of course this one made me think of @AkashBhojraj's beautiful card from earlier today! :D)
They're the one.
"It was not really a single moment but a long line of little things that built up to it. She is my best friend in the world and the most beautiful woman in the world to me. One day I decided I wanted to get married and have her in my life till the end. Of course I had a feeling that I would ask her on day one but I was in love and thought that after a year or two I would feel different. Nope. Still love her like the day I met her."
GAAAHHHHHH THESE ARE MAKING ME FEEL SO WARM AND FUZZY INSIDE!!! So adorable!! ╰( ◕ ᗜ ◕ )╯
Can you imagine how incredible it would be to have someone say these things about you? ^_^