It takes very little to keep me happy. My happiness doesn't lie in having flowers bought for me or fancy presents left on my pillow. I don't want a mound of chocolate or a ton of compliments. I don't need to be snuggled after sex or consoled when I cry. I don't want someone to take care of me financially, ensure there is gas in the car, or buy that really cool thing I love.
No. To be honest, I can buy presents for myself and ensure I am taken care of. I don't want to be touched if I am crying, which happens next to never, and snuggling sort of makes me grumpy. I often scoff at compliments and can fill the gas tank myself. So, these are things my lover need not worry about.
There are three, yes only three, things that will keep me happy:
1. Being left alone. I like solitude. I like quiet. I like having the house to myself, to do as I please, when I please, how I please. This seems simple, but I have yet to meet a guy who can just leave me alone and trust that nothing is wrong. I don't like being touched all the time. I don't like undivided attention all the time. And honestly, when I say I'm not upset, or mad, I'm not. I just want to be alone.
2. To be considered. Co-habitation is hard. Relationships are hard. I think if both parties were more considerate then everything would be better. Consideration comes in a couple different forms. One, considering whether the person you are with would appreciate your socks on the floor or drinking glasses all over the place. Two, considering if your inconveniencing them. If they're supposed to pick you, keeping them updated on what you're doing and what time you might be done. This is as simple as a phone call. And three, consider what they want and like. If I like the bed made and you're the first one out of it, you make it. Put the toilet seat down. And turn the TV down if I go to bed before you.
3. Burgers and french fries. It's the best meal in the world and easy to make. I like curling up on the couch with my burger and fries and watching Criminal Minds (or some other show). This is what I consider a good night. I don't need dancing, bright lights, or a big city date. I want a veggie burger and some fries and some show about crime of some sort. It's about an hour out of the day, but it makes everything that much better.
No joke. Three things. That's it.