It has taken me 48 years to fully appreciate the awesome feeling of the words 'I love you'. I read on another internet forum..... MEMO to the Playboy Mansion: when looking for a sexual partner, Australians don't care about "technique". Beauty, brains or a big bank account don't really rate that highly either. But the nation's romantics are a pragmatic lot. Research in the Marriage and Family Review has found that when looking for a sexual partner, people are keenest on someone who loves them, rather than whom they love. "We obviously need to feel that someone is especially concerned about us," said chief researcher Jake Najman, from the University of Queensland. "I would argue that people are looking for an affectionate and caring partner over a rich, intelligent, attractive or talented sexual partner." Professor Najman reached his conclusion by surveying 1784 men and women aged between 19 and 59. The participants, including heterosexual singles, de factos and married couples as well as gays, were asked to rank the qualities they most desired in a bedroom partner. Gender and age differences did emerge in the sample. Overall, women favoured "someone who cares about you" as their top quality in a partner, while men rated most highly that that special someone "enjoys sex". Technique emerged as a lower-order priority. "Sex was preferred with someone who enjoys the experience, a quality quite distinct from technical lovemaking ability." I find that beauty is within, knowing that your partners cares for you and is understanding of you, the word 'love' encases all the magic essenses of intimacy.