Because they are there. Needs, I mean. And wants, and feelings, and everything that seems like the opposite of likable and cool, but what is cool but a degree from cold, the word we use to describe people who are distant and how — really, truly — hard is it to love someone who feels just out of reach?
Don’t settle. A warm body in bed is not enough. Wait for someone who knocks your knee high socks off. Who makes you forget about time and who you used to be. Who understands and accepts you completely. Today. As you are. Where you are. Who you don’t have to convince. Wait for someone who wants to hang the moon with you. Who believes in your story. Who chooses to stand by your side. Who doesn’t want anyone else. Wait. Because if you don’t, you’ll have to start all over. Don’t settle.