Maturity, experience and wisdom acquired from a long painful journey. When all those answers and you didn't realize you had in your head suddenly are answered. The greatest journey is the one within, when you know yourself, truly know yourself, then you are ready to share yourself with someone else. Not everyone is up to the task.
Its all about trust, you can't love someone you can't trust, trust can only be built up over time and is constantly being tested.
Unfortunately for most people its that point in their life where they say to themselves, this is as good(hot) as I can get and I probably won't find anyone better(hotter). And those are the ones that end in divorce
And I now believe some people just aren't wired to ever settle down, they are meant, or are doomed to be alone till they die
We all have a tendency to look at other "possibilities" from time to time , but some people just can't help themselves, its like they are missing a chromosome or something or their just really stupid
A woman, in every essence of the word is what makes me wanna settle down. A woman who, despite my flaws, my working hours, or availability is always there for comfort and support. A woman who stands independent and firm in her own shoes. Also when the relationship with that woman ages very well, meaning each day with her feels brand new.