Many of us have had a moment where we were looking for love. We longed for someone who could offer the makings of a promising relationship and it didn’t always work out the way we planned. In my own experience, I have learned that patience is key because in this specific situation, you find yourself going through what seems to be unnecessary hoops during your quest to find true love.
Sometimes we’ll run into a person who we know doesn’t bring to the table everything we require, but we’ll keep them around. Either we see some sort of potential and want to see if, with time, they’re able to live up to it, or we think we have the ability to mold them into who we want. That person actually changing is rare. A lot of the time, we end up with lost time. We might also find ourselves clinging to a person because of our longing for companionship. A couple qualities here and there, or a couple instances can be mistaken for us thinking we’re in love and overtime, that too wears off.
Rushing does not assure that you will find true love as fast as you want it. You get to know someone, you see what it is about them that works for you and what doesn’t, you grow an eye for picking out who might really be worth your while.
Sometimes you just have to wait for it to happen. Continue to meet and interact with different people and when that spark is there, you’ll know because you won’t be able to ignore it even if you tried.
Written by Essence Mason