Now, think about that for a minute. Do I mean that you should be so comfortable with each other that you don't mind how he smells? No....I strongly encourage showering. What I mean is....he should be your "go-to guy." He should be the one that you feel so good around that you'll never want to throw him out for a newer model...no matter how cute they look on!
Jason and I knew we were meant to be even before we were dating. And definitely by the end of our first date I knew he was the guy, and he knew he would end up marrying me....how scary is that! We are NOTHING alike...well, we weren't at that point anyway. But through the years we've developed very similar tastes in things. I put up with his passion for hunting and all things shooting related, and he tolerates me filling our home with smelly candles and items from Craft Fairs. We agree on how to raise our children, and we are both there to tell the other one when they need to chill out on things.
Women needs girl friends to gripe to about work, gripe to about their kids, gripe to about "women stuff." But I think that women also need that man in their life to come home to, snuggle with on the couch, and when they ask you how your day was they don't say "Sorry I asked!" when you tell them how it really went!
Your significant other should also be that guy who takes the kids off of your hands for an entire day "just because." NOT because it's your birthday, or because you've guilt-ed him into it and he's tired of hearing you complain, but because he knows that you need it in order to be a better mom and wife. And he should preferably NOT be the kind of guy who opens the trunk of your car and explodes in expletives because of all the stuff you bought at the craft fair. ;)
My pair of comfy shoes is downstairs, throwing a football around with our son, allowing our daughter to climb all over him even though it's annoying him, and who smiled and said "I'm glad honey" when I told him what a great day I had. And he continued to smile when I told him about my purchases at the craft fair. And that's why I will keep him around...funky smell and all. :)