Jason R. Manning .. Do we really 'know' that chemistry wanes with time? and what contributes to this waning? I think you are exactly right in saying that you both have to be on the same path.
reeltaulk .. I agree that the honest one is for sure
KateWest ... Exactly ... it is a balance of both isn't it.
Thunderkeys ... I like it!
and akuigla ... I used to think that it was a lottery too but now I tend to disagree. Thank you for your opinion.
I think that we need to understand that love is not just a wonderful feeling. It is so much more than that. I think it is important to look to the past to see how the person has responded in stressful times and how they have treated us in those times. Do they respond to stress appropriately? Do they admit when they have made a mistake? Do they truly listen to you? Are they completely honest with you? Can you trust them 100% without having to think about it? Do you want the same things in life at the same time? Do you have similar morals and values? How does the person respond in everyday situations? How do they relate to your family and friends? Do they have manners and use them? Are they naturally kind? Are they responsible? Are they capable of giving you what you want in life? Do you feel that you can talk about anything or are there things you must keep from them? and they from you?