Though it may sound strange, what I really want is a boy who loves me like my girlfriends do. I have such a great relationship with my friends and I hope one day I share a similar bond with a guy. I used to tell myself I wanted a love like "The Notebook," now I tell myself that I want a love similar to that received from my best girlfriends.
1. They think I'm beautiful with or without makeup
They see me without makeup and sweatpants and they see me when I'm all dressed up to go out, but they love me just the same. They don't notice the difference or care for that matter. They treat me the same whether I'm in sweatpants or a skirt and never refuse to take me with them to Chick-fil-a no matter how utterly disgusting I know I look. They still think I'm beautiful and offer the sweetest compliments.
2. They know everything there is to know about me
My friends love you and spend so much time with me that they have picked up on my favorite candies and foods. They know what I like and don't like. What annoys me, what scares me, and my darkest secrets. However, in knowing all those things, they still love me unconditionally.
3. We have so much fun when we're together
It's so easy to be ourselves and act however we want. If we want to dance around the kitchen or eat 20 chicken nuggets a piece we do it with no shame. It's freeing to be yourself 100 percent of the time because you know that the person you're with is going to act just as silly as you do. I know that they're not going to bat an I if I get in the middle of the floor and start practicing my headstand. They're not going to be surprised when I start rapping super bass out of nowhere or eat a family sized bag of chips in one sitting.
4. They notice and care about the little things
That new eye shadow that you bought that you're super excited about. That new haircut and new hair color. They notice those things about me regardless of how minute in detail or small they may seem to everyone else. If I'm looking for a darker lip color in Sephora, they will join in and help me find the shade I'm looking for because anything that matters to me matters to them too.
5. They will rejoice with you in good times and hold your hand through the bad times
I can count on any of my girlfriends to be there when I am going through a rough patch. I know I can call on them at any hour of the day and they're gonna be there. If I need to talk on the phone for hours about something I am going through they will bear it because they love me and want to me to be happy. They wish nothing but pure happiness and success my way and will do anything to be apart of that.
6. We don't get tired of each other
We can spend consecutive days together without wanting to tear each other's heads off. Though we have our moments just like everyone else, we love being together so much and understand each other's personalities so well that we can avoid pressing each other's buttons more easily. Very rarely do we get bored or desire to be away from each other unless we have to be just because we have that much fun and enjoy each other's company that much.
7.We bounce back from arguments
Every friendship or any relationship between two people for that matter goes through arguments. However, we desire to be in each other's lives so strongly that we can know we can overcome any argument. We love each other so much that no argument will ever be anything too outrageous or intentional that it can't be fixed. When we argue it never takes long to get over because we want to fix it and miss each other so much that we're ready for it to be over so we can hang out or talk again.
8. We fit in perfectly with each other's families
Their family is like my family. I know that if I ever needed them they would be there for me and they love me just like their daughters do. I don't feel out of place when I am around them and they always welcome me into their homes. When we go places together I don't mind the occasional "Oh, is these your daughters?" from strangers.
9. Everywhere we go together feels like home
It doesn't matter where we are or where we have traveled to when I am with my best girlfriends it will feel like there is a piece of home everywhere I go. I feel so comfortable and safe with them and know that I am not alone and have people that I can count on by my side.
10. They want to know why I am the way I am
They are interested in all the components that have made me who I am today. They ask about my family, my childhood stories, and all the traumatic things I've experienced. They want to know why I have become the girl that they know and love. They listen to the details of my parents' divorce or that rough patch I went through in 8th grade. They want to laugh with me about my unfortunate haircut in elementary school and hear all the lame details of my awkward first kiss.
I pray for a man to come into my life one day who loves, understands, appreciates, and cares about me the way my closest girlfriends do.