It was difficult for me. I based my piece on knowing that I am capable of long, true, lasting love, that I work hard on relationships, and therefore others must too. But it was weak, I had trouble truly trusting.
I then wrote another piece on my ideal love. Lordy! I wrote and wrote. Much of what I want in an ideal mate is already present in myself. What does this mean, I wonder? Do I want someone with distinct characteristics different from my own in any respect? The details will be different but I want some things to be the same: I want a man who is kind, truthful, generous, thoughtful, passionate, hopeful yet realistic. Physically, I'd like him to be tall and attractive "in an intelligent sort of way". I wonder about having a man who is obviously attractive to women - is that something else, though, more an attitude than a physical attribute?
I am glad I wrote that. It took 25 minutes, about, to write both of these things. I promised myself five minimum. So good.