Little story for yuns.. 5 years ago today, I started dating this guy who I thought I had NOTHING in common with. But, he was a genuinely nice guy, made me laugh hysterically and I had a great time with him- he wasn't my "type" but I wasn't looking for anything serious anyway, so I thought, "Why the hell not? This probably won't go very far, but it sure is fun. Minus whale ride this train as far as it'll take me " And yet, here we are today, celebrating our 5 year anniversary- laughing with each other, wondering how the hell we got here and where the time has gone. It's the most amazing feeling ever He's quiet, reserved and thoughtful. I'm gregarious, outgoing and impatient. He's the most calm, relaxed spirit I've ever known. I'm a bundle of nerves and energy. Still, he keeps me grounded and focused and I bring him out of his shell. He has an amazing way of bringing me back to center. We've found a balance in each other that I never knew was possible. And for as opposite as we are, I've never felt so comfortable, relaxed or genuine as I do when I'm around him. I see so many of you guys so worried about being the "nice guy" or the "quiet, reserved guy." Don't change yourself for someone else. You'll find someone who loves who you are. So many are worried about finding the "perfect" guy or girl for them- I've learned that sometimes, you've got to let that go. Before this relationship, the longest I had ever dated anyone was 7 months and every guy had the same boisterous nature that I do. I could never figure out why it wasn't working out. Turns out, the best match for me was someone with a personality I never thought I'd mesh well with. Who knew. So for all of you out there who are worried about how to make the perfect approach, don't be. Don't try to change yourself because you think that's the only way you'll attract the partner you want. Just be yourself. Put yourself out there and go for it. You never know what you'll find.