"...I want a man that loves me, cherishes me, values me. But they have to know my value in order to value me. They have to know my worth. And they can only know my worth, if I know my worth. I want them to respect me. But I want fun times! I want to laugh more than anything. I have everything else -- All I want is a partner in crime to enjoy it with me."
This was from an interview a few years back. Rihanna definitely dropped some wisdom when it comes to love and relationships. We have to respect and value ourselves FIRST, and then we can expect that from our partner.
And laughing? That's important! When I am with someone, I want to have fun with them. Yeah, shit will get tough sometimes. But when you're having fun just being with your partner, that's how you know there's something really special there.