The Boys We Write About

We write about the boys who break our hearts — how we remember them, how we regret them

We write about the boys who say they understand our desire for something more meaningful, but end up leaving unexpectedly anyway, even though we know all along why they leave, because we’re too much.

We write about the boys who we’ll always remember for reasons we’d do anything to forget, for the way they hurt us, for the promises they made and never kept. We write about these boys.

But here’s to the men worth waiting for.

Here’s to the men who aren’t afraid to let us in.

Here’s to the men who grab our hands when they want to, because they want to. The ones who kiss our cheeks when we’re in public not because they care to show people that we’re ‘theirs’ but because they just want to be closer. The ones who light up when they hear our laughter and attempt to make it heard more often.

Here’s to the men who talk about the future, the ones who aren’t scared of it. Here’s to the men who understand the meaning of commitment and the ones who don’t makes promises unless they’re certain they can honor them.

Here’s to the men who don’t make us question. The ones who let us know what they want from day one. The ones who don’t make us wonder, who are far too busy for mind-games, the ones who build our confidence rather than deconstruct it. The ones who give us the peace of mind.

Here’s to the men who stick around.

Here’s to the men who are unafraid of love. The ones who don’t give a shit about the rules of modern dating or if they seem like they care too much. The ones who realize that real love isn’t dependent on who texts who first, or how many dates it takes to get you naked, the ones who know that if and when they love someone, they have to be open, honest, vulnerable, and sometimes a bit crazy, but they don’t hold anything back. They give us their all because they know our love is worth it.

-@tarkoffn (via @thoughtcatalog // instagram)

 

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