The kind of person that’s worth falling in love with is someone who more than just a 1 a.m. hookup, more than just a gaze across the room, more than just a few messages peppered through the weekend, more certainty than indecision, more answers than questions.
The kind of person that’s worth falling in love with is someone who is actually ready to fall in love.
This is the kind of person who isn’t going to leave you building a narrative around your attraction, this is the kind of person that wants to write the story with you. This is the kind of person who is so serious about you, they want to be your best friend. This is the kind of person who is willing to show up, not just for dinner on a Friday, but for errands on a Tuesday, the hangover on a Sunday, your family’s get together next week.
The kind of person that’s worth falling in love with is someone who can hold their own.
They’re not looking for you to save them, and they’re not showing up to save you. They aren’t trying to use you to fill a god-sized hole within them. They aren’t using you at all. It’s just that being around you makes their days light up. Even the simplest of daily tasks become movie moments, even the incompatibilities that you once thought would break you in another relationship, merely require you to bend.
Because the person worth falling in love with is not one you have to dance around until you finally see it’s safe. It’s not the person who leaves you wondering where you stand or where you’ll be. It’s not the person who tells you that the timing is wrong. It’s not the person who is still eager to see what else might be out there.
The person worth falling in love with is your future best friend.
They’re someone you’d want to spend time around even if you weren’t romantically attached. They’re someone you’d respect if you worked with them. They’re someone you’d admire if you didn’t know them.
They are clear with you, and they are certain. They don’t dive too deep or resist too much. They find an effortless footing with you, they show up at the right times, they let you linger and then they remind you that they’re in it for the long-haul. They make you feel like a priority, not an option. They are willing to rearrange their lives to make what they’ve built work within what you have.
But more than absolutely anything else, the kind of person worth falling in love with is not someone you have to convince yourself to fall in love with.
It’s not the person who leaves you looking to stars and signs, it’s not the person who keeps you up until the early morning hours dissecting the meaning of their last messages, it’s not the person who makes you wonder what it is about you that they don’t quite love.
The person worth falling in love with is the one who makes you feel sure — not just about your relationship, but about yourself.
They’re the person who would wait for you if you needed time.
They’re the person who would trust you if you needed space.
They’re the person who would be there in the way your closest and truest friend would — because that’s what love really is. It’s not just a moment. It’s not just dewey-skinned early mornings reveling in the heat of the previous night. It’s not just attraction, it’s not just at the surface, it’s not a temporary fix.
The person worth falling in love with is the person who makes you feel as though there’s no other choice.
It’s the person who never makes you think too hard about whether or not they’re worthy of your love.