Marry your best friend
You hear it all the time when you are talking to married couples who are madly in love, or you see it all the time on sappy Facebook posts – the idea that someone is so happy because they married their best friend. However, despite what your initial inclinations are towards such an attitude, let me tell you right here and now that marrying your best friend really is the way to find happiness in the world of romance and love.
Now it is important to keep in mind that such a mindset doesn’t necessarily mean marrying your best friend that you grew up with for many years (although that is a possibility depending on your own personal situation). Rather it means someone that at the very least personifies your platonic best friend.
A best friend in the most common sense of the word is someone with whom you are willing and able to share anything with, no matter now embarrassing or personal it may be. In many cases, they are the first person you go to tell important or exciting news to, before even members of your own family. No matter where they may be in the world, they are someone that you know you can count on with any sort of secret you may have.
But it doesn’t just stop at words either, but actions as well. Best friends are also people who would do anything for you if it came down to it. If your car breaks down in the middle of the highway, they would drop almost anything to help you out. Or if you are drunk at a bar and can’t drive home, they would not even hesitate to pick you up and drive you home (although the reality is that you would most likely already be with them at that bar in the first place).
When you are with your best friend, everything seems right with the world, and you can go from a terribly place mentally to one of pure joy and happiness. In other words, their mere presence uplifts your spirits and helps complete you as a person.
While this typical description of a best friend is most commonly referred to in the platonic sense, those very characteristics that I just described are perfect characteristics to have in a romantic partner. Having someone who will stick with you through thick and thin, as well as make you feel at home whenever you are with them is totally invaluable, and so it makes sense that you would want to find someone like that to spend the rest of your life with.
Now obviously you need to also be compatible with them romantically and sexually, or else the relationship will surely fail in the end (and sooner rather than later to be specific). But having the “best friend” characteristics are just as important for the long-term viability of a relationship as the romantic and sexual characteristics are for the short-term viability. So if and when you realize that your boyfriend or girlfriend fells like not just a romantic partner, but a best friend as well, do not hesitate to seal the deal and marry them!