I've been dating for ten years. All of the ups and downs, in retrospect, mostly downs. There's so many specifications, lists; has to be tall, a certain job, certain looks, certain upbringing, matching hobbies. It goes on. Like most girls I was obsessed with the idea of dating since I was old enough to understand it. The idea of someone loving you because they were adoration of everything you were just completely captivated to me. I longed for someone to share that love with.