I ask of you what I have always asked of myself: Think of your partner. If this thought does not delight you, excite you, and fill you with pride, ask yourself, what are you getting out of this relationship? Security? Companionship? Someone is better than no one? Pressure from the family to get married? The loud ticking of your biological clock is inducing panic? Are you afraid of being alone? That no one else will be interested in you? My basic philosophy is that happiness is within our reach. It's never too late to look for someone who will treat you the way you deserve to be treated -- with love, respect, and admiration. But this search must begin within you.