I like to think I still have time for one last wonderful marriage, but I know I can't wait forever for that to happen magically by divine intervention.
I have mostly given up on the romantic idea of the one and only soul mate who in one person perfectly satisfies all your relationship needs, and you know it instantly when you meet. I am deeply suspicious of "instant chemistry". Yes I have experienced it. I have also experienced it fade away, and I have experienced it grow slowly from a friendship. I know that friendship lasts much longer than lust and to survive the inevitable rough spots, an intimate relationship must be with your best friend. This time I intend to start with the friendship.