To My Future Boyfriend: Let Me Love You


I want a best friend. I want someone to laugh with. I want someone to go on adventures with.

I don’t want a storybook romance. I don’t want candlelight dinners or walks on the beach. I don’t want roses and wine.

I want to go to the batting cages. Let’s race go carts. Play putt putt golf. Let’s go on a drive with no destination. Or let’s stay in and build a blanket fort, order takeout and watch movies all night.

Take me on a picnic. Take me to your favorite place. Let’s take off for a weekend and go camping. Let’s drive four hours to see our favorite band play. Let’s go on a road trip. Or not. Let’s be spontaneous.

Introduce me to your friends.

Let’s stay up until 3AM talking about our dreams and our fears. Tell me your deepest secrets. I want to know your favorite color. What food can you not stand to eat? Where do you most want to go in the world? I want to know everything there is to know about you. And I want you to know me.

Be the person I want to tell everything to. The person I fall asleep thinking about and wake up dreaming about.

I want someone to fight with. Someone to argue with about what to eat for dinner or what movie to watch. I want someone to tell me when I’m being overbearing and unreasonable.

But I also want you to tell me how beautiful I am. I want you to spoil me. Cook me dinner and rub my back after a long day. Kiss my forehead and tell me you care. Hug me tightly in your arms.

Comfort me when I need it most.

And let me do all those things for you. Let me be the shoulder you cry on. The ear you confide in. The arms that help you up. The hand that you hold.

I’ll be here for you on good days and bad. I want to laugh with you. I want to cry with you. Wipe away my tears and I will kiss away yours. Let me love you because I will love you more than anything in this world.