When you start to really know someone, all his physical characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in his energy, recognize the scent of his skin. You see only the essence of the person, not the shell. That’s why you can’t fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and body but not your heart. And that’s why, when you really connect with a person’s inner self, any physical imperfections disappear, become irrelevant.
—  Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies.

desintegrer  asked:

hi! i need advice: how do i create a characters love interest? how do i make sure that two characters are the most right for one another and not anyone else? i know relationships arent perfect, but how do i make two characters sort of, compliment each other romantically? please help! im sorry if what i'm saying is a little messy and unclear :(

First, you have to know your character. And I’m not talking about the trivial stuff that comes with character development–the favorite foods and music questions. I’m talking about the kinds of things that worry them. What makes them laugh? What do they hope for someday? What angers them? In short, treat your characters like real people. 

And the reason I’m asking you to figure that out is because the whole ‘compliment’ each other romantically is built around those different facets of personality. Once you have a grasp on who your character is as a person, you can start creating a love interest for them. And don’t be afraid to give them things they will disagree on.