I want more than a right swipe and cute text messages. I want to be picked up at my door, to get phone calls about how much I'm missed.
It isn’t that I think modern dating isn’t okay… I just know how much I want to be loved, and how I want a guy to show that love to me.
I want to be able to have a love that will trump all other loves, one that doesn’t start with matching on Tinder and doesn’t end with ghosting and an almost relationship.
I'm not here for games, I'm here for something real, something built to last, something that goes beyond this era of casual dating we’re in.
And that means so much for the relationship you could have with me. It means more than you even know because all we really know nowadays dating has nothing to do with the desires of my heart.
If you date me, I don’t want douche-canoe behaviors or to be treated like an object. No, I want chivalry, affection, and sometimes to be treated like a queen.
Call me old-fashioned, but I have high hopes for love and I'm probably the easiest girl to love.
It isn’t like you won’t know what I want or what my intentions are. You won’t wonder if I'm in it for the long-haul or if I'm chatting with other guys on the side. I will be there fully for you as long as you are willing to commit to me.
So find me, sweep me off my feet, and keep me around. My love for you will be stable and strong, it will be lasting as long as I have any say in it.
I will not give up at the first sign of conflict, or after the first fight—I won’t disappear off the face of the planet because I'm bored.
I will be yours, and yours alone.
I'm the girl who doesn’t believe in modern dating and I want you and only you.
I don’t need anything fancy—I just want you to go above the norm, to be more than someone who looks at me like a conquest or almost.
I just want love, truly and simply, seriously and through all the crap.
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