Joshua would frequently want to sleep in until mid-day. He got arrested one night and spent the night in a cell.He had absolutely no idea what he was doing with his life, and many of his behaviors reminded me of myself five years previously, yet he was the same age as me.

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I don’t have a particular type when it comes to the opposite sex, my only requirement is chemistry. It turned out he was actually hilarious and interesting, in addition to our great chemistry.

We fell into a whirlwind romance, and within a month, we were hanging out three times a week and he had his own toothbrush at my place. Joshua was great in so many ways, but I knew that despite the spark and how much I enjoyed his company, we had little in common.

We weren’t at the same stages in our lives, and we didn’t want the same things out of them.

I started to wonder whether we had any long-term potential.

“You like him,” my roommate stated, eyeing me up with the self-satisfied look she has when she knows she’s read me like a book. ” I replied, not looking up from the text my eyes were fixated on. Never one to be shy, I approached him, knowing he was a friend of a friend and wanting to get to know him better. That moment when you feel undeniable chemistry with someone, that flash of electricity that leaves you breathless.

That’s one of my biggest giveaways when I’m starting to like someone: I spend a great deal of time smiling at their texts (before obviously screenshotting them and sending them to all my friends). He was completely plastered off his face, and as a result of this, was a man of few words that night.

Before long, his hazy, drunken eyes were looking into mine and he leaned in to kiss me. It’s hard to find, and for that reason, it’s all the more special when you eventually do find it.

My friends tell me I’m a sucker for the spark, and I’ll be the first to hold up my hands and say it has an uncontrollable hold on me.

It suddenly dawned on me that I, the girl who always thought the spark was enough, had realized it wasn’t.