I saw this floating around Pinterest lately and I knew I wanted to write about it. I have said, pretty much this same thing, to several of my friends. You may not be physically attracted to someone right away but once you get to know them and love their personality, everything about them becomes more beautiful to you.
My husband and I were introduced through a mutual friend. When she first showed me his picture I thought he was “cute” but wasn’t really someone that I would have looked twice at, had I passed him on the sidewalk.
We started talking online and then on the phone, for hours a day. He lived about three hours away at that time so meeting in person was not easy. I loved those long conversations we had. I loved his humor, his sweet side, and the fact that he had very specific goals for his life, that matched up directly with mine. Many of you may think I’m crazy but I knew, before I even met him face to face, that this was the man that I would spend the rest of my life with. Finally meeting face to face, after talking for several weeks, only solidified the feelings I had for him.
Now as we get ready to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary tomorrow, I can say that all those little things about him that may not have attracted me physically in the beginning are just part of what I love about him. Cheesy, I know!
Maybe you are looking for the love of your life. Step out of your comfort zone. Date people that might not be a Ken or Barbie. Focus on getting to know that person rather than the physical image before you. Yes, there does have to be some physical attraction but remember that Mr. or Mrs. Right will not look the same at 80 as they do at 30. There has to be something holding your relationship together that is stronger than the physical attraction.
If you have already found Mr. or Mrs. Right, congrats. If you are still looking, good luck!
Don’t overlook a diamond just because it is a little dirty.