|This is an interesting take on the thoughts of a young person in search of a life long partner.
When I read the title, I assumed this story to be a somewhat guide of sorts. A guide to finding a life long partner.
As I continued reading, I felt it's more like reading a diary.
So, looking at it as entries in a diary, rather than an article, these are the things I read.
This is written by a young woman who put schooling and education first and foremost while most of her friends married and had kids. There had been good relationships with both men and woman, but only as friends, not as potential life partners. She as well has a very supporting family. There seems to be an inner conflict. She wonders if she did the right thing? Should dating and marriage have been considered? She understands that what she did was important, it got her to stability and self reliance, yet, there were sacrifices to accomplish this. Dating or searching for a life long partner was set aside. There is a sense of whether that should have been done, especially since she is now approaching her thirties and seeing most of her friends married and with children.
The question of "how to find the right person", is now seriously being looked at. When there has been no real experience in the past, it feels as though this is a somewhat daunting task. Yet, she uses her education and makes a list of her requirements for what she thinks her future partner should have, things that she feels would make her future partner the ideal mate.