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19 People You'll Meet Before You Find "The One"

It's a long journey. Don't give up.

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1. The one who wanted to settle down, like, now.


When you were just getting started.

2. The one who just couldn't get their act together.

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It wasn't your job to do it for them.

3. The one who rocked your world.

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Too bad you can't build a life on sexual chemistry alone.

4. And the one who shattered it.

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Because you have to get your heart broken at least once.

5. The one who never had the right timing.

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Which is, after all, half the game.

6. The one who was reeeeally fun to look at.

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And not much else.

7. The one who was always getting jealous.

Nobody can live like that.

8. The one who showed you that you deserve better.

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And you weren't going to find it, waiting for them to change.

9. The one your parents hated.

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Eventually, you realized they were right.

10. And the one your parents loved.

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No, Ma, we're not getting married.

11. The one who became your friend.

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You got the tension out of the way and realized you'd rather have each other around, platonically, for keeps.

12. The one who was older, but no wiser.

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At the time, it seemed like they knew so much.

13. The one who tried to change you.

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And taught you the importance of self-reliance.

14. The one who was your high school sweetheart.


Everybody's got one, most of us have lost one.

15. The one who broke your trust.

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At least they made you smarter.

16. The one you'll never forget.

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Because some loves make for beautiful stories.

17. The one who was just a real asshole.

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Like high school sweethearts, everybody's dated one.

18. The one that was doomed from the start.

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You knew. You loved them anyway.

19. And of course, there's the one who could've been "The One."

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But then, there was life.

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