The faster you realize this unfortunate but true truth, the sooner you can proceed with discovering Mr. Close-Enough-To-Perfect. Prince Charming, …Mr. Perfect Does Not Exist!
I saw this article this morning, and the headline is most certainly true. Perfect does not exist. However, I will say “perfect for me” does.
My husband and I met when dial-up internet was still a thing. When you only had so many hours a month on AOL and “You’ve got mail!” was an exciting and thrilling adventure. We call ourselves one of the original online couples that amounted to much of anything. We “met” in a chat room, I think talked about our favorite musicals, and kept talking from that point. It seems like it’s been 1000 years ago, when actually, it’s been 22, but I don’t remember actively seeking him out to talk until we had “stumbled upon” one another a few times and had actual, meaningful conversations about one thing or another. I will say that lewd conversation was never part of it. We talked for about 4 months before realizing we had a mutual friend, who had wanted to set us up for months, but just never got around to it.
He’s not perfect. After 22 years together and almost 19 years married, I can say with 100 percent confidence that he’s not perfect. But he’s perfect for me. We compliment each other in so many ways. We share common interests, and those we don’t share, we help the other learn more about if they wish…or not. He would never…ever…want to learn anything about Real Housewives of anywhere…which is one of my guilty pleasures. I couldn’t care less about baseball or the 70 other sports he watches. I do enjoy watching football and he’s an avid golfer, so I’m trying to find my way there too. I do have an actual hole-in-one on a scorecard from an actual “real” (not mini-golf) course, thank you very much, which is something he can’t say yet, but he is far superior to my skill level.
We’ve built a great life. We made really stupid decisions with money when we were younger and had to work really hard to correct that, but we have, and the experience taught us some very valuable lessons. We’ve been through highest of highs and lowest of lows, but we’ve done it together.
No. Perfect does not exist. But my husband is as close as there will ever be!