Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
C. S. Lewis
"Love" is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein
I desire genuine, empathic, warm, compassionionate companionship. I want to be inspired by my partner's (mostly) consistent caring, acceptance, goodness and decency. To feel love fueled by mutual respect for the kind of person each of us truly is.
Looking into someone's face and eyes while talking together is a wonderfully warm way to get to know another person (I get a nice feeling just thinking about it) and I believe listening to someone lets them know how much you care about them. I love to tell and be told life stories, accomplishments and other experiences which can be very enjoyable and also helps us understand one another, our feelings and how we got to this point.