I want to get married and be in love and have babies and buy a house and have a dog and make fun of Hank and join a church and sing in a choir and play games and have more babies and take pictures and see my friends [who happen to be all over these United States] and drink lattes and walk in sunshine and swim the lake and frolic by the ocean and eat delicious food and bake sweet desserts and laugh and laugh and laugh.
But, I don't really want to date.
Mostly because I take awkward to a whole new place when it comes to actually being interested in someone who happens to be male. This may be why I received the awesome nickname "socially awkward amy" in college. Yes, that's me.
So, if you're interested in me could we just get married and do all those things in the first paragraph and skip the awkwardness?
Just so you know, I don't actually believe that marriage and relationships are easy in any way, shape, or form. I know it takes a TON of work to live in a successful relationship. What is successful to me? The ability to see hope in the hard times, work through the difficult times, enjoy the fun times, allow and support individual growth, engage in meaningful conversation, and never have to smell each others bad breath.
Oh, and love. Lots of love.
UPDATE: I would like to mention these three words 1. compromise, 2. communication, 3. patience.