Great story, SuperNerd. May you and your lady have decades of happiness!
metroshane, I’ll take my tilt at the windmill of your questions. Three great loves? For me, the fourth time, at age 34, was the charm. I may be a mathematician, but numerology doesn’t seem to be my strong suit.
And is there one true love, a perfect match for everyone? No and yes.
I agree with the others who’ve answered that nobody is going to be perfect for another; we’re always going to have places where we’re in sync with our beloved, and places where we don’t have a clue about one another.
But, on the other hand, despite the inevitable mismatches within a love match, one person can be * right * for me in some way that nothing else can touch. At least, that’s my experience, which may or may not apply to any other human being on this planet.
Mind if I toss out a question, metro, that seems to be in the same family? (I’ll take it to another thread if you’d rather.)
Is there a difference between being ‘in love’ with someone and being infatuated with them? And if so, what is it?
I’m not looking for a definitive, universal answer; I expect a range of responses. I’m just curious about where the accumulation points might be. (Age of respondent would be illuminating, as well.)
In my case, I’ve experienced a qualitative difference; infatuations come and go, but the few times I’ve fallen in love have all almost been like something inside me knew who I was, and what sort of person I truly wanted, far better than I did at the conscious level.