We must be happy with ourselves to be able 2 share....
I was married for 2 1/2 years until not that long ago so I am not in a big rush for a serious relationship, but I wouldn't rule it out either if... I would want someone who shares as much of my interests as possible. Although compromise can be important the less we need to compromise the less we would lose of our respective selves. I would like to share my life with someone who can laugh at herself as well as at me. Someone who feels there is nothing more important than our relationship and each other. Someone who looks as forward to seeing me at the end of what we need to do (work, shopping or chores) as I do her.
Two old expressions I forgot not so long ago proved to be so real and true for me and I wish I stuck with them. They went something like “Life can be to hard to keep trying if it isn't working so a new relationship better be important enough and wanted enough, by both, to try, try again”. And “The more we have in common, the more we honestly enjoy the same things, the more we like each other (after all if we are going to spend time together we should like each other otherwise it is as Tina Turner said "What's love got to do with it") the better our chances of being happy together”. I really wish I remembered.