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Loving unconditionally, being happy with where things are and working together to build it, and learning how to have conversations and/or discussions about disputed issues instead of arguing and getting no where's. Treating each other as equals regardless of who the bread winner is, because the other, more than likely has dominant attributes in other areas that money can't provide.
You're good with your words today. lol I agree. A successful relationship to me is when 2 people are happy and bring one another up. They definitely treat one another like they're equal, even if they're not. (You're cooler than me 😜 but you don't act like it 😊)
Female, 31-35 years, Dating | Apr 06, 2016

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Good communication, always being there for one another. Being understanding.

laughing together
always going to bed feeling ok with each other

One where each person is being pushed by the other person to be a more complete, honest and loving human being. Where both individuals feel equally supported in their endeavors.

A relationship that builds each other up emotionally. We make goals and help each other finish them, do nice things for each other, spend time cuddling and relaxing after work. We are lovers and friends and create humor in our lives. We show everybody what love is supposed to look like by how we treat each other. I hope we eventually get married, have a puppy and small house and live happily ever after.

Both being happy, wanting to spend time together, enjoying each other's company and each other

Being happy together 🌚not getting sick of each other.

One where both people feel respected, are expressive of their feelings, and put in effort to keep the flame alive.

Working together, well balanced, caring and attentive and fun

Be there for each other. A relationship is based on a daily struggle to adjust to your loved one and to be there when the other one needs you.
Of course things don't always go smoothly but you know that in the end, you just want to be with the other, and you do compromises to do so.

One where you're equals and strive to make each other better people. When you can be silly with each if he but also serious. When you're both willing to work on your relationship, but the relationship isn't so hard that it's all work. And definitely one where my partner understands that my career is everything to me and doesn't make me feel bad about it, encourages me, supports me and hopefully is proud of what I do and who I am. Oh, and when you crossfit together
If it's work, it's not a relationship. Trust is HUGE in order for someone to date a cop. With "office hours" being nonexistent, there will be many times where I will not be home at a decent hour because of a call or an incident. Add the military on top of that and then it's a recipe for trust issues. I need a strong woman who can deal with that. A perfect relationship is one where support is a two way street, compromises for each other are possible, and you try to never go to bed upset with each other. Loving a person isn't hard work, you have to be fully committed to each other and be able to say "I love you" no matter what happens. It's not Hollywood, but it's our love story.
Male, 21-25 years, Dating | Dec 21, 2015

Cop+military...easily the most dangerous job in America right now with some with extra risk. shit I don't care what time you're coming home as long as you come home. lol
Female, 31-35 years, Dating | Dec 21, 2015

My motivation would always be coming home to you.
Male, 21-25 years, Dating | Dec 21, 2015

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Complete trust. Patience for each other. Understanding.

Communicate daily with each other. Return phone calls, voicemails and/or texts. "I'm busy" or "not now" or "text me next Tuesday" is better than nothing.

Finding a way to love each other every day despite differences we may have, give each other everything, don't hold back because of fear

My idea of a successful relationship is one filled with communication, respect, trust, and unconditional love. One where each person can be themselves without fear of judgement, knowing they have each other's backs no matter what. Both people should be willing to compromise and offer support to one another. Flirting and affection should happen daily. Friendship is a must.

Too deep? 😂😂😂 Probably. But c'mon, do you expect anything less from me at this point? Lol And if you say farting in front of each other I'm gonna kick your ass😆
Female, 36-40 years, Dating, LA, US | Jan 11, 2016

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