I read the best line ever on one of those abominable dating advice websites this week....
A woman who was persevering with the dating train, despite numerous disappoints described it this way:
''one day I will meet a man who can't wait to spend time with me''.
I love that. Especially as so many of us - men and women - seem to get stuck in the hamster wheel of meeting people who really want to be (it seems), anywhere else than with us! Obviously I'm not talking about the friends, the people who want to spend time with us, because we just enjoy each others company. I'm talking about the one that stands out. . The one for whom you are not just an option, or a one day, or an FWB, or an awesome-friend-but-I'm-not-ready-for-a-relationship-with result.
The one you think could ''go to the next level''. That you hope feels the same. This is the one that makes your toes curl. And you're pretty sure you're making his curl too.
So, I'm claiming that one for myself. I'm not ''dating'' - I don't even go looking. But I'm promising myself, that the next man I put energy into - and change my plans for - and start getting excited about, will be the one who really can't wait to see me again.