Were you ' looking ' for a partner when you met or not looking at all.
When DH and I first met we were both dating other people. But yes, I was definitely at a point in my life where I wanted to settle down and get married.
How long after you met did you realize this was the one?
A few dates in I knew he was the one. I think it was about six months in that we started talking about where our relationship was headed and marriage, but didn't actually get married for a few years. We've been together 9 years and married for almost 6 years.
In honesty, before I met DH my faith in "good men" being out there was definitely waning. I was 30 so had had a some of serious and not-so-serious relationships, mostly disastrous. I look back now and wonder why I ever put up with those idiots and the way they treated me. I think my self-esteem must have been pretty low at the time being one of the last of friends my age to partner up.
DH came along and he was completely different to any other guy that I'd dated before. He was just so normal, not trying to be someone he wasn't, comfortable in his own skin, like "the boy next door" or "the nice guy". He treated me with respect and was/is just so caring and generous.
You have to believe they are out there, even though it might not feel like it. I think they come along when you least expect it but when you need them the most.