When he’d asked why she seemed unable to settle down, her answer had been straightforward:
“There are guys who grow up thinking they’ll settle down some distant time in the future, and there are guys who are ready for marriage as soon as they meet the right person. The former bore me, mainly because they’re pathetic; and the latter, quite frankly, are hard to find. But it’s the serious ones I’m interested in, and it takes time to find a guy like that whom i’m equally interested in. I mean, if the relationship can’t survive the long term, why on earth would it be worth my time and energy for the short term?”
—The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks—
The movie version stars Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth.