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The one person for you. Reality or farce?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by hockeybeat, May 30, 2008.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    This is something that's been bouncing around instead my head for awhile.

    Recently, I talked to a person who has just started a relationship. This person seems to be very happy with it, and called the significant other "the one."

    That got me thinking. Yes, every now and then, I use my head for something other than wearing a hat.

    Is there such a thing as "the one"? Is there a person out there that's perfect for you? Or is that idea nothing more than a fairy tale? Could it be that there are some people who will go through life without ever experiencing love?
  2. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    "The one" is the one, of many, that you pick.
  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I believe there is definitely such a thing as the "one."

    ... until she rips your heart out and stomps all over it and you move on to the next "one."
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Neither reality nor farce.
    The Queen is the one who crossed my path and I hers at the right time. We've made it work - somehow - for 30+ years. I don't think I'll last as long with my second wife.

    I'm sure there are others I could have been just as happy with and there are others she could have been just as happy (or even happier) with but fate put us with each other.
  5. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    What about people who think they're never going to experience love; that there isn't a person for them?
  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    If you have a preconception that it will never happen, that will certainly make it more difficult. My theory is that you can make it work with many different people given the right circumstances. Luck and timing turn out to be the most important factors.
  7. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I had a good feeling early on in dating my wife that she was "the one." But I would argue you don't know that for sure until you both realize the attraction and friendship is still there after you've both become comfortable enough to fart in the other's presence.
  8. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    I believe that there isn't always someone for everyone.

    I don't think there is a "one" for me.
  9. crusoes

    crusoes Active Member

    Does that include dutch ovens?
  10. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    I think for some people, there is "the one." For others, there's "the one for right now." People change over time, and it's our ability (us and the person we're with) to adapt to those changes that helps a relationship survive over a long period of time. At least in a successful sense.

    I loved being married to both my wives, but as we all changed, our overall inability to keep up with those changes is what eventually led to the divorces.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I never believed in "The One" until I met my wife. There's no reason for anyone to believe in it until it happens to them.
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Also, it helps if you actually meet people so you can sift through them to get to "the one."

    Also hurting your chances: If you're a miserable prick, a loner, or socially inept.
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