Open Letter To The Love I Haven't Met Yet

Open Letter To The Love I Haven't Met Yet

My unknown dearest, please treat me with care.
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Dear Love,

I'm not used to this kind of thing, so please go slow with me. I have yet to experience love, or anything similar to it, and all I ask is you show me at my own pace. I will not surrender my well-being for you, because I have to be my own person, too. I'm not saying that I will not give you my all, because finding someone hasn't been easy. I've searched for you for a long time, even though the people around me told me that I should stop, and you will come to me on your own.

The truth is, I couldn't do that. I'm very persistent and know what I want when I see it. I'm not sure how I will meet you, where I'll meet you, or when, but just know that as soon as we meet, I will immediately be able to tell what it is. I hope you can recognize these feelings too, maybe not right away, but eventually. Although I'll know right away, I will still be just as confused as you will, because I won't know how to handle the way I feel.

With that being said, just keep in mind that I will always be there for you, anytime you need me. I will care for and love you no matter what and will be devoted to you in every way imaginable. I'm a romantic, so cute dates and watching the sunset together are what I prefer, but I also don't mind spending the entire Saturday flipping between football games while we snuggle on the couch (sometimes this means more to me than you realize).

When you meet my family, shake my father's hand with respect, because he is my world. If my daddy doesn't like you, odds are things won't last very long. Don't let this intimate you, because I chose you with this in mind. I cherish family, and love to spend as much time with them as I can, and I hope you feel the same about yours as well.

Heartbreak, something that goes hand in hand with being in love, is also something I haven't experienced (in this sense, anyway). So when it inevitably happens, be prepared that I will break down. I won't let you see me that way, but when I'm alone it will overcome me. I'm not sure how long it will affect me, depends on how badly I have been hurt, but once I do get past the hurt, I will rise taller than before, and will only thank you for making me stronger.

Love,

me

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Girls have been dealing with body image issues since the beginning of time until recent (for those of you who consider yourselves to be "Thick thin") I hadn't heard about this body type until my roommate mentioned it. She used to be crazy over guys she claimed had the dad bod.

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The dad bod is a new trend and fraternity boys everywhere seem to be rejoicing. Turns out skipping the gym for a few brews last Thursday after class turned out to be in their favor. While we all love a sculpted guy, there is just something about the dad bod that makes boys seem more human, natural, and attractive. Here are a few reasons that girls are crazy about the dad bod.

It doesn't intimidate us.
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We like being the pretty one.
We love people saying "they look cute together." But we still like being the center of attention. We want to look skinny and the bigger the guy, the smaller we feel and the better we look next to you in a picture.

Better cuddling.
No one wants to cuddle with a rock. Or Edward Cullen. The end.

Good eats.
The dad bod says he doesn't meal prep every Sunday night so if you want to go to Taco Tuesday or $4 pitcher Wednesday, he'd be totally down. He's not scared of a cheat meal because he eats just about anything and everything.

You know what you're getting.
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So there you go. A simple break down of why girls everywhere are going nuts over this body type on males. We like it. We love it. We want some more of it. So here's to you dad bods, keep it up. Men, confidently strut that gut on the beach because while you stare at us in our bikinis we will be staring just as hard.

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